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Are you an avocado fan?
Are you the absolutely love them kind of person - eating them on their own (with a little sea salt, I'm told)?
Or do you just despise them - turning your nose up at the odd slimy green texture and the not-so-sweet tasting fruit? (Yes, it's a fruit!)
Doesn't matter. You'll love this.
Don't fear though. This dish is for you. All of you. It's good. I promise.
It's got lots of pros
-Comes together fast (like cooking the pasta takes the longer)
-Flexbile for add-ins (I added chopped fresh tomato. i would also add sweet corn next time!)
-Has avocados (but you don't taste them, don't worry)
However, it has some cons. Take it or leave folks. Nothin's perfect (Except Banana Ice Cream - that is perrrrrrrfect) Anyway, here's my list of cons for this avocado creaminess:
-Goes bad the next day
-avocados are pricy
No leftovers. I've tried. Yuck.
Serve and eat right away, trust me! It does not taste good the next day. It tastes AMAZING seconds after preparing.
And, yeah, pricy. Your call.
Okay, here you go. Enjoy!
Creamy Avocado Pasta
Total Time: 10 minutes
Pasta of choice
2 ripe avocados
3 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1-2 tbsp fresh basil if you can, but I had to use dried and I survived :)
Dash Salt/Pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 ripe tomato, chopped small
Recommend: Handful of sweet corn!
What to do:
1) Cook pasta! Usually about 2-3 min fresh or 6-9 min packaged.
2) Cut avocados in half, lengthwise. Take your knife and cut into the seed, like you're going to chop it in half. Twist and the seed should pop out fairly easily. With a large spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh into a food processor. Add in garlic, lemon juice, basil, oil, and s/p. Process until completely smooth.
*I also added about 1/4 cup pasta cooking water (starchy water). It helped smooth out the sauce more and helps it to stick to the pasta better - I do this with any sauce I'm eating over pasta.
3) Drain pasta and return back to pot. Add in avocado sauce. Add in fresh tomato and corn, and any other add-ins. Mix well and serve immediately. Enjoy!
*Eat it all up! Leftovers do not taste as good because avocados oxidize very quickly.