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Avocado Pasta

It has been a while since my last post and that isn’t because I haven’t been cooking, I have just been in a recipe rut…making stuff I already know how to make…you know the story. I came across this recipe on a facebook post and it sounded good so I thought I would try it. It was easy and delicious. I will definitely make it again though I think next time I will eliminate the corn and add feta. The corn was good but it didn’t really add anything to the dish. Nonetheless, the avocado sauce was delicious.

Avocado Pasta

12 ounces spaghetti
2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained and rinsed

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
To make the avocado sauce, combine avocados, basil, garlic and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste. With the motor running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine pasta, avocado sauce, cherry tomatoes and corn.
Serve immediately.



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