Saturday, April 3, 2010

avocado basil pasta

i guess i've been on an avocado kick recently. probably because they've been on sale - that's how i roll. this is a fresh, yummy, light pasta dish that would be great as a side, but we usually eat as a main dish - it's just so good. when we had it at kristin's, she made it with regular bacon, but i always use turkey bacon and it turns out fantastic. enjoy!

avocado basil pasta
8 oz. dried bowtie or wagon wheel pasta
2 med. avocados, coarsely chopped
6 slices bacon, crisp cooked, drained & crumbled
1/2 c. chopped fresh basil
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. finely shredded parmesan cheese

cook pasta according to package, drain and let cool. in bowl, combine all other ingredients, then add pasta. mix and serve room temperature. (need help cutting avocados? try my how-to)

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