Day 111: A Recipe

Cooking is not my favorite pastime (I get really hung up on the instructions and spend more time reading them over and over than actually preparing the food), but I love this recipe. It’s extremely fast and extremely delicious. And as I try to convince myself that one day spring will indeed arrive (it’s snowing outside as I write this), the thought of fresh basil and avocado makes me oh-so-happy.

Try it and enjoy!

15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta
Recipe borrowed from ohsheglows.com, where you can also print it.

It’s creamy, fresh and flavorful. My advice is to go a little easy on the garlic the first time around. I dove right in with three cloves and it was pretty potent. 

Serves two.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized ripe avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
  • 1-3 garlic cloves, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste (I use sea salt)
  • ~1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 servings/6 ounces of your choice of pasta
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Add 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. Then add 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. Serve immediately. Makes two servings.

Creamy Avocado Pasta