Avocado Pasta with Garlic Shrimp

Avocado Pasta with Garlic Shrimp
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TOTAL TIME :30mins
  • 2 large ripe avocados (peeled and pitted)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and whole)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (approx 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter (preferably grassfed)
  • 1 1/2 lbs wild shrimp (peeled and deveined, fresh or thawed frozen)
  • 8 ounces pasta of choice (I used brown rice by Lundberg)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios (roasted, can be salted or not)
  • Optional: fresh parsley
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil to keep noodles from sticking. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine avocados, 2 whole cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and lemon juice. Puree until smooth and set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet to medium and add butter and olive oil. When butter has melted, add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant and softened, approximately 1 minute.
  4. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until completely pink throughout but still tender. This takes approximately 5-8 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and add cooked noodles and all of your avocado sauce. Stir to coat evenly and serve with a sprinkle of pistachios and parsley.
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  • disqus_zzLHRmXbrc

    Where do you buy your shrimp and other seafood in Nashville? I have almost always been disappointed in the quality.

    • Hi! I go to Whole Foods and I make sure to ask lots of questions about when it came in and I also ask to smell everything and touch it before I buy it. Probably annoying for them, but it works! I’ve also had some success at Costco.

  • Carly Zuffinetti

    LaLa I’m so happy you loved California, that means you will come visit more often! xoxo

    • Lauraleabalanced

      Yes yes! We miss you guys already.

  • Alexandra Squire Saunders

    Making this for the fourth time tonight. Very well received by brother and hubs. Basically all my favorite things in one recipe.

    • Lauraleabalanced

      Squire, this is awesome! I’m so glad your fam has received it well, boys especially! Thanks for making it xoxo