Friday, October 19, 2012

Avocado Pasta

Have you missed me?  I've been gone on vacation, and then blogger has been giving me fits this week, not letting up upload pictures.  We got it squared away though.  For now. . .

This was a recipe I could get behind.  I love eating avocados, but shockingly, no one else in my house will touch them.  I can't even get the hubby to cut an avocado up for me.  It's like the devil's food or something.

But I love them.  Love them, love them, love them.

And with this recipe, I was totally that mom who sneaks food into meals.

I'm ok with that.  You see, we're trying to wean Baby M (who isn't really a baby any more. . .he's 2 and 1/2!) off his feeding tube.  However, with that comes picky-child syndrome.  To be fair, the kid HAS gone through more than his fair amount of stuff in his short life.  We just want to make sure he gets the calories he needs along with healthy stuff.  I'll be taking advantage of my Blend-tec and adding lots of veggies to everything!

This is one of those perfect dishes!  The sauce is made from blended up avocado, a smidgen of oil and lemon juice, and garlic.  That's it!  It creams up perfectly, and gives you the healthy fats from avocados, instead of the fat from using something like cream.

Topped with a little bit of bacon and Parmesan cheese and it's very tasty!

Note: This recipe serves about 2-3 people.  Adjust accordingly.

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Adapted from: Oh She Glows

  • 1 medium to large avocado
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • approx 6 ounces of pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon for topping (optional)

Cook your pasta according to your package directions.  While it's cooking, make the sauce by placing the avocado, lemon juice, garlic, and oil into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  When pasta is done cooking, strain and add the avocado sauce.  Stir well to combine everything and serve with parmesan cheese and bacon.

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