A creamy, yet delicately flavored pasta. The avocados make it as rich as any dairy-filled sauce, and the basil and lemon make it oh so tasty. Simply boil your favorite gluten-free noodles and put the sauce ingredients in your blender. Fast, fresh and filling! This Basil Lemon & Avocado Pasta avoids: gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanuts and tree nuts; and is top-8-free and vegan too!
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I also have a mom-hack for you! My son loves this Basil Lemon & Avocado Pasta because of pure marketing genius. Yes, marketing. You see, I call it the “Hulk” pasta. Since it is green, my son totally buys it! Funny what changing a few words does. Try it!
Plus, it’s not a strong sauce, so the mildness, creaminess, and fun color make it very kid friendly! This is one of my favorite vegan dinners to make when my husband is at work; I pair it with fresh corn on the cob and baby tomatoes. It’s so veggie friendly and just light. I never walk away from this meal feeling heavy or gross.
You can serve this with any type of gluten-free pasta, but I prefer rotini, since the sauce sticks in all those crevices and you can really get more sauce with each bite, which I’m all about!
Add to the fact that the sauce for this Lemon Basil & Avocado pasta is made in the blender, and the pasta only takes ten minutes to boil I can have this on the table in no time flat–which has been so needed this busy summer. And, to help you go even faster, learn how to get that lemon zest in the recipe, by checking out Evolving Table’s tips. Seriously–is it just me, or do the summer days fly by and all of the sudden it’s 5 pm??
Enjoy this pasta, whether you call it Hulk pasta or Basil, Lemon & Avocado Creamy Pasta. I hope it helps you enjoy an easy, light meal this summer.
Other gluten and dairy free pasta dishes to try:
- Gluten and Dairy Free Spinach & Sausage Pasta
- Gluten and Dairy Free Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta
- Gluten Free Vegan Red Pepper Pasta
- Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free BLT Pasta Salad
- Gluten and Dairy Free Asian Spinach Pasta Salad
- 30 Minute Sausage & Peppers Pasta (Gluten & Dairy Free)
- Allergy-friendly Ragu
- Chicken Enchilada Pasta (Gluten & Dairy Free)
- Slow Cooker Bolognese (Gluten & Dairy Free and Freezer Meal Friendly!)
- 16 ounces gluten-free rotini
- 1 Tablespoon of salt
- 2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and flesh scooped out
- 2 (3/4 oz) packages of fresh basil leaves (approximately 1 cup loosely packed)
- 4 cloves garlic
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice
- zest of one lemon
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or more, according to taste
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- Bring a large pot of water, with 1 Tablespoon of salt, to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions for al dente. Drain, and rinse well with cool water to stop the cooking process.
- While the pasta drains, put the avocados, basil, garlic, lemon juice, zest, salt, and olive oil in your blender or food processor. (I use a Blendtec Wildside). Blend until everything is blended and creamy.
- Return the pasta to the pot, and add the sauce. Heat over medium heat just a few minutes until the pasta and sauce are warm enough for serving, because careful to not heat too long and over cook the pasta. Taste and adjust salt as needed. Serve with freshly cracked pepper, and additional basil if desired.
If you're looking for some gluten and dairy free dinners, check out my cookbook: An Allergy Mom's Lifesaving Instant Pot Cookbook.
*Our allergies, while severe and that get re-tested yearly, are such that we can go strictly by what's on the label. I do not call companies to see what things are derived from, or call manufacturers to see about potential cross contact. If your allergies require you to do so, please do your own homework. I cannot assure you of any ingredient's safety, only you can do that. I simply share what works for our family.
**If you are going to feed this to someone with food allergies, and you yourself do not have food allergies, I HIGHLY recommend having them check every single brand and ingredient you are using, to ensure they're OK with each part of the recipe. And, to make sure you've talked to them about how to avoid cross contamination in your kitchen.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1702mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 8gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
Adapted from: Damn Delicious