Monday, January 9, 2012

Avocado Pasta

Okay, okay. This little baking blog has somehow turned into a foodie free-for-all, but I like it. This girl enjoys a little savory before her sweet so has decided to share it all. Happy 2012!

The season for binging is officially in the past and the new year is here to stay. Tis now the season for light eats and treats THAT ACTUALLY TASTE GOOD. It is a huge misconception that healthy food can't taste good. I present you with proof and introduce to you a unique dish that is so simple it will knock your socks off. Enjoy!

Serves Two

Pasta of your choice (I used a short pasta as it's easier to mix with the sauce)
1 ripe avocado
2 T light mayo (I used olive oil mayo)
1 handful chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic
1 lemon
1 jalapeno (optional)
Salt and pepper

Throw your two servings of pasta in boiling water.

Throw the meat of the avocado, mayo, cilantro, garlic and the juice of one lemon into a blender or food processor and pulse until you achieve a smooth, creamy consistency. Salt and paper to taste.

Once cooked al dente, strain and rinse your pasta in cold water for a few seconds. Mix the pasta with your desired amount of sauce (I used it all). Plate the pasta then top with the zest of your juiced lemon and a bit of pepper. If you like a bit of spice, invite a sprinkle of chopped jalapeno to the party. Serve immediately.

A shout out to my foodie friend Sarah Hirst for introducing this recipe to me!

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