Pasta with shrimp and avocado sauce

A super-duper summer recipe for shrimp pasta which is perfectly combined with a delicious and foolproof to prepare sauce with avocado as its main ingredient.

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Ingredients

  • Pasta (for 2 portions)
  • 150 g vegetables (peppers, carrots, zucchinis, peas or whatever else you prefer)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 10 shrimps, peeled
  • ½ of a lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • ½ of a bunch spearmint, thinly chopped
  • Salt (as much as you like)
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Add plenty of salted water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
  • Cut the vegetables into small cubes.
  • Cook the pasta according to packaging directions, in the same pot with the vegetables. When they are ready, remove the pot from the heat and sieve them.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the shrimps.
  • When the shrimps are ready at both their sides, add the pasta with the vegetables to the pan and stir the mixture.
  • Add the avocado flesh, the lemon juice, the chili flakes, the paprika, the spearmint, the salt and the pepper in a blender. Blend until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Transfer the sauce to the frying pan and stir properly.
  • Add the zest of the lemon and serve immediately.

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