Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Avocado, Bacon, & Basil Pasta Salad
I am a firm believer that you cannot have too many pasta salads. Honestly, the flavor combinations are endless! This one has been on "heavy rotation" in my kitchen lately, so I thought I better share.
I love how it has such a basic list of ingredients, but packs maximum flavor! Bacon. Avocado. Basil. (You really can't go wrong!) Toss it all in a simple dressing with some fresh Parm...Yes! Yes! And...Oh yes!
8 oz dried bow tie pasta
2 medium avocados, halved and chopped
6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2/3 cup chopped fresh basil *or 1 1/2 tsp dried
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup finely shredded Pecorino Romano Cheese *Plus extra for garnish
1.) Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
2.) Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine your basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper; gently whisk to combine. Fold in your avocado and bacon. Add your cooked pasta and Pecorino cheese, toss to combine. Garnish with extra cheese if you like. Can be served warm or chilled. Serves 4.
Recipe Adapted From: recipe.com
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