My 15 year old daughter, Grace, texted me yesterday morning and asked if she could make dinner. She even sent a shopping list. Absolutely! I love everything about this recipe. It was delicious. My other daughter, Zoe, is going to be mad when she reads this from her college dorm with no kitchen… If you are nice, Grace might make it for you when you get home!
She also did wonderful mis-en-place (a French term that literally means, “setting in place”, used in cooking to describe all the prep and gathering of ingredients)!
Avocado, Bacon & Basil Pasta
8 oz dried bow tie and/or wagon wheel pasta
2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and coarsely chopped
6 slices bacon, crisp cooked, drained, and crumbled
2/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the avocados, bacon, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and salt. Add the hot pasta and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with cheese.