Creamy Avocado Linguine

Creamy Avocado Linguine

Creamy Avocado Linguine

Creamy Avocado Linguine

 I love pasta side dishes!!!  They are delicious with simply a little salt, pepper, and olive oil or getting creative with the ingredients and adding some extras.  The addition of the avocado in this one gives it a creamy texture without an over powering flavor.  I have used linguine in this recipe because, as always, it is what I had on hand.  You could substitute any spaghetti like pasta.  Because the sauce is not very liquid like, I wouldn’t think you would want to use a tubular pasta.  All of the flavors used in this dish make for a pleasing, flavorful side.  I really think you will enjoy this one!

1 – 13.25 ounce box of linguine, cooked according to package directions

1 – Avocado, peeled and pitted

Juice of a lemon

Juice of a lime

2 TBS olive oil

1 tsp fresh chopped garlic

1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper

3/4 cup freshly grated manchego cheese, if you can’t get manchego, use parmesan.

pinch of red pepper flakes

1 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley

In a medium mixing bowl, mash the avocado with the back of a fork.  Add the lemon juice, lime juice, and olive oil.  Continue to mash until blended.  I like for it to be smooth enough to make a nice coating for the pasta but with a little bit of the avocado bits in there.  Add in the garlic, salt, pepper, cheese, and pepper flakes.  Blend well.  Mix into the cooked pasta along with the green onions and parsley.   Use tongs to really coat the pasta with the avocado mixture.  Check for salt and pepper.  Also, if it seems too sticky, add a little extra olive oil and blend well.

 Serve and enjoy!!!

Comments

  1. Will loved this recipe!!!!! Another success from sweet Melissia!

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