Sunday, May 27, 2012
Avocado Basil Pasta
this recipe (via Pinterest), I could not WAIT to make it. I knew I would be the only one in my family who would touch it though. So tonight, when we had some friends from church over for a cookout, I decided it was the perfect time to try it out. I am glad I did. :)
Now if you don't like avocado, this won't seem as yummy.
Though I have to say it would be fine without it.
Just better with it.
Have I ever mentioned how much I like avocados?
1 package bow tie pasta (or whatever kind of pasta you wish to use...I really liked the bowtie)
2 avocados, chopped (remove that big seed in the middle and peel, obviously :)
6 slices bacon, drained and crumbled (I was short on time, so I just cooked mine in the microwave on a bacon cooker)
2/3 cup fresh basil, chopped. I can't find a lot of fresh herbs in our area. What I can find are these wonderful "singles" that cost like a dollar. Basil leaves come in one of the "singles". So I just used scissors to cut the basil leaves up into little pieces. All that to say, I didn't honestly measure 2/3 cup.
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 cloves of garlic, minced
ground black pepper and salt to taste
freshly grated cheese (The original recipe used Romano. I used my favorite Parmesan:)
Cook pasta according to the directions on the bag. Drain.
Add all other ingredients (except cheese) to a large bowl and stir. Add in bow tie pasta. Stir thoroughly. Sprinkle with cheese.
I loved it. I mean, it is pasta, avocado, and bacon. What is there not to love?
Since I am the only one who would eat this (mainly due to the avocado), I would make it sometime minus the avocado. Then I would add the avocado any time I was ready to eat it. That way I could warm up the pasta without warming the avocado. I could probably get 3-4 lunches out of this recipe.
And I will.
I don't think there is anything low fat about it.
But it is worth each and every calorie...