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Creamy GEM® Avocado Linguine with Parmesan & Basil

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GEM® avocado and pasta might seem like an unlikely combination, but in fact they make a deliciously rich and creamy sauce. If you’d prefer to keep this vegan, you can leave out the cheese, or use a plant-based substitute.

Creamy GEM® Avocado Linguine with Parmesan & Basil


  • 200g linguine or other long pasta
  • 1 GEM® avocado
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 50g finely grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • Small bunch of basil


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted water until done to your liking.
  2. While it’s cooking, peel and dice the GEM® avocado and use a stick or stand blender to whizz to a sauce with the oil, lemon juice and 3 tbsp cold water, then add the garlic and most of the cheese, keeping back a little for later, and whizz again. Season to taste with salt and the chilli flakes. Pick the leaves from the basil stems.
  3. Drain the pasta well, toss with the sauce until well coated, then tuck the basil leaves around the plate. Top with the remaining cheese and serve immediately.


Per serving
Calories 3058kJ / 730kcal
Fat 38g 
Saturates 11.1g 
Carbohydrate 77.1g 
Sugar 2.7g 
Fibre 10.3g 
Protein 22.5g 
Salt 1g 


What a Gem®

Gem® is the richest, creamiest avocado you’re ever likely to taste. It’s also so versatile which makes Gem® a perfect choice for use in all kinds of recipes.

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