Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Avocado Basil Pasta

I started making this when I was first married and my husband still requests it! The combination of flavors really tastes great together. It is a great light dish that is a perfect way to wrap up summer! Enjoy.


8 oz. of any short noodle pasta
2 medium avocados, peeled, halved and chopped
6 slices of bacon
2/3 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add some salt and toss in your pasta. It will cook for about 9-10 minutes, just enough time to prep the rest of your ingredients.
2. Heat a skillet to medium/heat and cook your bacon. When it is done cooking, place on paper towels and cool. When cooled chop or crumble in to small bite size pieces.
3. Ok, combine your chopped avocado, bacon, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and pepper. Add your pasta and toss to coat. Taste to see if you need to add any salt. Add if needed. Then sprinkle with cheese and serve!

* Serve this yummy meal with toasted garlic bread and tomato wedges sprinkled in salt and pepper. It would also be good pared up with these babies.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, I am so making this for dinner this week! But I'll have to get some bacon first. Yum. I think I'll try to tomatoes too.