Spaghetti With Zucchini And Avocado Sauce

  • 1 box Barilla spaghetti
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large zucchini, skin only, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pit removed
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Avocados and zucchini are competing for our affection. In this case, it's a tie.
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season with salt.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Sauté leek with 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat in a medium skillet for 3 minutes.
  4. Add broth, turn heat to high and bring broth to a boil.
  5. Cook until reduced to half; remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Blend cooled broth, avocado, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth; set aside.
  7. Sauté remaining oil and zucchini skins over medium heat for 1 minute in the same skillet used for the leek mixture.
  8. Toss pasta with avocado mixture and zucchini in a large serving bowl.
  9. Garnish with parsley.
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