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Pasta with Avocado Sauce and Garlic Shrimp

Pasta with Avocado Sauce and Garlic Shrimp

Erica Dinho
5 from 10 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound of fettuccine, linguini or spaghetti

Garlic Shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves finely sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined

Avocado Sauce:

  • 4 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • ¼ cup of fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ jalapeño pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin


  • Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add the pasta and cook it according to the package directions until al dente, about 8-10 minutes.
  • While the pasta is cooking, cook the shrimp in a large pan, heat the butter and olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper and cook about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is tender but not browned.
  • Increase heat to medium and add shrimp and sautué, turning the shrimp once with tongs, until shrimp are just cooked through, about 2 minutes each side. Set aside.
  • Make the avocado sauce: Place the avocado in a blender or food processor, add the remaining sauce ingredients and process until smooth and creamy.
  • When pasta is done cooking, drain and place pasta into a large bowl. Add the avocado sauce to the pasta and toss until pasta is well coated.
  • Using tongs, add the shrimp to the pasta and pour the garlic sauce over the shrimp. Garnish with parsley or cilantro and serve immediately.
Keyword Pasta Dish
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