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Creamy Avocado Alfredo with Shrimp

With a simple sauce that can easily be whipped up while the pasta is cooking, this better-for-you alfredo will easily become a new weeknight favorite.

  • Creamy Avocado Alfredo with Shrimp
  • Ingredients
    • 9 oz. uncooked whole grain pasta
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • ¼ cup fresh basil
    • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
    • 1 medium avocado, skin and pit removed
    • 1 Tbsp. water
    • Salt, to taste
    • Black pepper, to taste
    • 1 lb. medium cooked cocktail shrimp

    Directions
    1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the package instructions. 1. Meanwhile, add garlic and basil to a food processor or blender. Pulse to mince. Add lemon juice, olive oil, avocado flesh, water, salt and pepper and process until smooth. 1. Before draining pasta, add shrimp. Drain immediately and return to pot. Add avocado sauce and stir to mix. Warm, if needed, over medium heat. Serve immediately.

    Variations

    For gluten free: Use gluten free pasta in place of whole grain pasta.


    Nutrition

    Calories 400, Total Fat 14g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 145mg, Sodium 650mg, Total Carbohydrate 50g (Dietary Fiber 9g, Sugars 3g), Protein 27g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 10%, Iron 15% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


    Serves: 4 servings

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