Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Avocado Basil Pasta

Yet another successful Pinterest find!  We've made this a few times now and it has always resulted in a very quiet dinner table, because everyone is too busy eating to talk.  That's a big accomplishment with 4 children!
This recipe could be a side dish, but I actually like it as our main course in the summertime. The flavors are bright and it does not take a lot of time on the stove, which makes it perfect for summer.

Avocado Basil Pasta

12 oz. bow tie or wagon wheel pasta (or mix the two)
2 med. avocados, peeled, seeded and chopped
8 strips of bacon, cooked to crisp and crumbled
1/2 c. fresh chopped basil  (I really just use a handful)
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
finely shredded Romano or Parmesan cheese (to taste)

1.  Prepare pasta according to directions.  Drain.
2.  Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl.  Toss with hot pasta.  Sprinkle cheese on top or on individual servings. Serves 4-6

source: via Pinterest

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