Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Creamy Avocado Pasta



   

 Creamy Avocado Pasta

Ingredients (2 servings)
1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
2-3 garlic cloves, to taste
1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
~1/4 cup Fresh Basil, (probably optional)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 servings/6 oz of your choice of pasta
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
1. Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add in your pasta, reduce heat to medium, and cook until Al Dente, about 8-10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
3. When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse in a strainer and place pasta into a large bowl. Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper, or shaved Parmesan. 
Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.


Please note: This dish does not reheat well due to the avocado in the sauce. Please serve immediately. 




Verdict:
The sauce tasted really good. We do love avocado!

It was a little plain. I used 3 cloves of garlic but the lemon and avocado overpowered the garlic. It did make a very creamy sauce and was visually appealing.

It also did not seem to agree with our tummies. We both had tummy upset later. I won't be making this again.