avocado, bacon, and tomato pasta

Big happenings in the Ellingson/soon-to-be Ellingson household today…we’re getting a puppy!!  After a month of begging, pleading, persuading discussing getting a dog with Marc, we finally decided we are ready for a dog.  We pick her up this afternoon and after that, life will never be the same.  In a good way!  

I’m guessing our new addition will be taking up a lot of our free time, so we will need lots of quick and easy meals…like this one!  The sauce takes just a minute to whip up, and besides frying up some bacon, all you need to do it cook the pasta.  Marc and I both raved about this pasta and even though we were both “not that hungry” and wanted “just a light dinner” we finished off the entire pot of pasta.  I guess this was a good thing, since the original recipe states the leftovers don’t keep well or reheat due to the avocado in the sauce.  

avocado, bacon, and tomato pasta

serves 2

Ingredients

  • Avocado, Bacon, and Tomato Pasta
  • makes about 2 servings
  • adapted from Oh She Glows
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 oz (2 servings) spaghetti pasta
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • Parmesan cheese, for topping

Directions

  1. Bring pot of water to boil in medium pot. Add pasta, reduce heat, and cook according to directions on package.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt, basil, and olive oil into a food processor.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. Add the avocado and process until well blended and smooth.
  5. When pasta is done cooking, drain and place in large bowl.
  6. Toss with sauce until well combined.
  7. Lastly, top with bacon crumbles, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Enjoy!
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