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15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta – Best Pasta Sauce And Super Fast to Make

I discovered this pasta sauce recently and it instantly became a favourite. It is quite simply the most delicious sauce that I have ever tasted. We had it last night when we came back from a day in the city. And Steven has asked for it again tonight. How could I refuse when it lets me off the cooking duties this easily??

15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

"Creamy, thick, and rich with lots of garlic flavour and a hint of lemon. This is my newest favourite pasta dish. The avocado works wonderfully in this recipe to create a sauce so creamy and thick, you will think there is cream hiding in there.

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
1-3 garlic cloves, to taste (I used 3 and it was super garlicky, but if you are not a big fan of garlic use 1 clove)
1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
~1/4 cup Fresh Basil, (in my case I added some frozen pesto I had)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 servings/5-6 oz 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 in your 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. Now add in 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 2 servings.

Please note: This dish does not reheat well due to the avocado in the sauce. Please serve immediately."

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Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/#ixzz2zSNmGj5x

15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta — Oh She Glows
Oh…my….gosh. Alert the grocery store because there is going to be an avocado shortage in my town. Well, more than usual that is. [And yes, I said ‘store’. As in singular…We’re small town folk.] You can whip up this pasta

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Orange Date Muffins – 67/365

Saturday kitchen tasks:

Bread (sourdough) to be baked – done
Refresh sourdough starter – done
Orange date muffins to make – done
Coconut bacon (new recipe) to make for cblt's – done

Some days are all about replenishing supplies and energies. Some achievements cover both. The orange date muffins are specially for our friend Tony, who is a first class carpenter who is helping us do building and repair work in our house. He loves our coffee (which is very strong, there are few who can cope with it) and I love to see his face light up when I mention these to him. I couldn't let him work hard all day without the prospect of a reward.

I have lots left, so the gang can come over for strong coffee (or tea) and a muffin, if they want.

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For my #365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

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Half a Cup of Cilantro / Coriander – 25/365

I do a lot of cooking. We are vegetarian and I eat almost exclusively a plant based diet. I cook all our food from scratch and love to make meals that are interesting, tasty and full of herbs and spices as well as being nutritious. In a recent +Meatless Monday posting I came across a recipe for a vegetarian Moroccan Tagine (recipe link below).  When Steven came back from Halifax on Saturday, he brought me a set of lovely stainless measuring cups and I set about making this new recipe, using the measuring cups. I prefer to gather all my ingredients together before starting my preparations and as I chopped the fresh cilantrol leaves into the measuring cup, I thought how lovely they looked on the black stove top. So of course this is the photograph I took of it.

The recipe was a success, but in future I will make one that does not call for curry powder as such, but uses the individual spices, which will be far more interesting, I'm sure. : (https://plus.google.com/109740683483472985149/posts/7SXPQRkfssA

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