Thursday, August 13, 2009

Avocado Basil Pasta

I just found this recipe. Doesn't it look yummy?

Avocado Basil Pasta

8 ounces dried bow tie pasta
2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and coarsely chopped
6 slices bacon, crisp cooked, drained, and crumbled
2/3 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely shredded asiago cheese

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the avocados, bacon, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, pepper and salt. Add the hot pasta and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with cheese. Makes 4 servings.

It doubles just fine. This makes a great chilled pasta salad too if you wait to add the avocados right before serving.