OK, I admit, this sounds a little strange. But after you try one bite, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I was a little skeptical myself. But the bright zesty flavors of Meyer lemon kept me wanting more and more. The creaminess of the avocado fools you into believing you are consuming something rich and decadent and cheesy. It’s really hard to believe it is vegan. This can be made in 15 minutes flat, the time it takes to cook the linguine. It can be served warm, or chilled. Either way, it’s tasty and good for you.
Creamy Avocado Linguine with Meyer Lemon and Arugula
- 8 oz Linguine
- 2 ripe Avocados
- 3 T Meyer Lemon Juice
- 3 T Good olive oil
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 2 whole garlic cloves
- generous handful arugula
- 1 tsp Meyer lemon zest
Puree the rest of the ingredients ( except arugula and zest) in a food processor until completely smooth, scraping down the edges.
When Pasta is al dente- drain and place in a bowl
Toss pasta with avocado puree and a handful fresh arugula.
Taste for salt. Garnish with Meyer lemon zest and fresh cracked pepper.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings