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Avocado Pasta with Garlicky Shrimp

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Avocado Pasta with Garlic Shrimp

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces pasta of choice
  • 2 medium ripe avocados roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 16 ounces fresh or thawed-from-frozen shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1/2 cup pistachios roasted, can be salted or not
  • Optional:fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil to keep noodles from sticking. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine avocados, 2 whole cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and lemon juice. Puree until smooth and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until completely pink throughout but still tender. This takes approximately 5-8 minutes.
  • 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.
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, healthy dinner, pasta, seafood
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