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Mean, Green Avocado pasta

Summer means lots of burgers and hot dogs, but you can always enjoy a quick and easy meatless zucchini pasta as well! This dish requires minimal indoor cooking, and makes great leftovers as well.  Need a little extra protein kick? Top it with a fried egg! You can also substitute the zucchini noodles for regular pasta needles if you would like, just adjust your cooking times accordingly!

  • 4 small (or 2 large) zucchini, ends trimmed and spiralized  OR 1 box of whole wheat pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 a cucumber, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons almond or coconut milk
  • about 8 leaves of basil
  • salt & pepper
  • halved cherry tomatoes & basil leaves for garnish
  1. Place zucchini spirals or cooked pasta in a large bowl.
  2. In a food processor, combine the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
  3. Toss the zucchini with the avocado sauce until fully coated.
  4. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves, season with more salt & pepper to taste.

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