We almost always have avocados in the house and today we used our one and only extra ripe one in a non-traditional way. I have seen this recipe all over Pinterest and its simplicity caught my eye. It requires very few ingredients and very little cooking intelligence - my perfect match.
Ingredients for 2:
1 extra ripe avocado
1/2 lemon squeezed + lemon zest
1 1/2 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh basil [important!]
2 tbsp EVOO
2 servings of pasta
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1) Cook pasta. Drain.
2) In a food processor or using your own old-fashioned hands, mix and mash all the other ingredients together (minus the lemon zest and black pepper) until its smooth and like a puree.
3) Pour sauce over pasta and garnish with lemon zest and a touch of black pepper. Voila! Done in 15 minutes. We added grated parmesan cheese. Next time I'd love to add cherry tomatoes to the mix.