Thursday, June 20, 2013

dining in: pasta with avocado & arugula pesto

A delish pasta dish, tangy, zippy and easy!  The original recipe is from Giada De Laurentiis on Food Network.  I substituted lemon for lime and added red pepper flakes for a little  heat.
Pasta with Avocado and Arugula Pesto
1# pasta
2 medium avocados
3 C arugula
1 C basil, packed
3 T lemon
2 cloves garlic
Pinch of sea salt
½ tsp. ground black pepper
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1 C grated Parmesan cheese
1 T extra virgin olive oil
Cook pasta. 
While pasta is cooking blend avocado through Parmesan in a food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Drizzle in olive oil to loosen up pesto a bit.
Add pesto to cooked pasta.  You can add a little pasta water to loosen up sauce a bit more, I did not need to using Bow Tie pasta, but long skinny pastas would definitely benefit from the addition of pasta water.

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