I am a tiny bit obsessing over this Creamy Avocado Sauce. Okay fine, I am a lot obsessing over it. It’s really simple – just avocado, lime juice, plain yogurt, and a pinch of salt. It doesn’t sound like much, but don’t underestimate this sauce. It is so good. So good that I want to put it on everything, and use it as a dip, and just make it and eat with a really big spoon.
The sauce is super creamy, hence the name Creamy Avocado – but I want to emphasize just how lovely that smooth, creamy sauce is once again. It has a light, fresh flavor with just a hint of lime and it would really taste good on so many things. Perfect with grilled chicken or summer veggies, nice as a dip, delicious as a taco sauce, and certainly a really perfect thing to toss with pasta. Seriously, you must try the Creamy Avocado Sauce!
And if I haven’t convinced you yet, I’ve got this recipe here that is a delicious, simple summer dinner recipe to try. This Creamy Avocado Fettuccine with Sauteed Garlic Beef is perfect summer fare. It’s quick, with just a few ingredients, and is an oven-free recipe, which is a necessity in this hot middle of summer weather right now. And did I mention Sauteed Garlic Beef? Because if the creamy avocado pitch didn’t grab you, the sauteed garlic beef really should. It’s eight cloves of garlic chopped and sauteed with tender strips of beef sirloin. Oh so good!
I know this sounds like a PR pitch for pasta . . . and I guess it kind of is. This pasta deserves the attention. I’m working for the pasta now. It’s that good.
- 1 lb fettuccine (whole wheat is great)
- 2 avocados
- juice from one large lime (about 2 tablespoons)
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 lb sirloin beef, trimmed and cut into strips
- 8 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- While pasta is cooking, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the beef. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes, then add garlic and cook for another 5 minutes or until beef is cooked through and garlic is beginning to brown. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon.
- In a food processor or blender, combine the avocados, yogurt, lime juice, and salt. Process until completely smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Toss the cooked pasta with the avocado sauce. Stir in the beef and tomatoes and garnish each portion with fresh cilantro. Eat up!
Looking for more tasty summer pasta recipes? Try these:
Curried Chicken Orzo Salad with Mango Chutney – eat this one warm or cold, perfect for picnicking and warm summer evenings.
BLT Pasta with Garlic Toast Breadcrumbs – This has long been one of the most popular recipes here on Some the Wiser, and for good reason too!
Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Shrimp and Artichoke – Looks elegant, tastes delicious, is super simple to make.
Roasted Corn, Zucchini, Tomato Pasta – Put all your summer garden produce to really good use. This is tasty stuff!