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Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce with Fresh Basil and Lime
Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce with Fresh Basil and Lime

Who doesn’t like a pasta sauce that requires no cooking? This one is easy enough for a busy weeknight, rich and creamy, yet still fresh and light.

Serves 4


1 ripe avocado
½ cup fresh basil leaves
6 tablespoons water
juice of one lime
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 or 3 splashes of SOS-free hot sauce

8 ounces whole-wheat angel hair pasta, uncooked

  1. Place the flesh of the avocado into a food processor or high-powered blender. Add fresh basil leaves, water, lime juice, pepper, and hot sauce.
  2. Blend until mixture is completely smooth. If a thinner sauce is desired, add a dash more water and blend again. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain noodles.
  4. Serve sauce immediately over hot pasta.
Vicki Brett-Gach
Vicki Brett-Gach

Vicki Brett-Gach is a plant-based culinary instructor, certified personal chef, master vegan lifestyle coach, and author of The Plant-Based for Life Cookbook: Deliciously Simple Recipes to Nourish, Comfort, Energize, and Renew, published by Brooklyn Writer’s Press. She is Forks Over Knives plant-based certified and has earned a certificate in plant-based nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She is trained in dietary therapy for reversing common diseases and is a graduate of Dr. McDougall’s Starch Solution certification program. Vicki also holds certificates in wellness counseling through Cornell University and in culinary coaching through Harvard Medical School and The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. Vicki coaches individual clients across the country and teaches plant-based cooking classes to groups of all sizes, always focused on making eating healthy easy. Stay connected through Vicki’s blog, for new recipes as soon as they are published.

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