​Avocado-Basil Cream Sauce

We initially wrote this recipe as a pasta sauce, but we think it would be just as good, if not better, spread on warm toast, veggie dip, or salad topping.  Try it as a lower carb option than pasta!


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1 medium ripe avocado, pitted
½ lemon (plus lemon zest for garnish)
1-2 cloves garlic, to taste
¼ cup fresh basil (optional)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Put the garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  • Add the pitted avocado, basil, and salt to the food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
  • Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper and serve immediately.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: Depends on application
Sarah Jung
Sarah Jung

Sarah Jung is the associate director of Life and Health Network, but wears a plethora of hats as editor, communications director, and sometimes photographer. Unrelated to Life and Health, Sarah is the country director and founding member of Oon Jai Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower people living in developing countries through friendship and working, learning, and mentoring side-by-side with the locals. In her spare time, Sarah likes to read, write, and find mountains to climb.

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