Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Avocado Pasta



Considered a fruit, avocado because of its leathery hide and pear-like shape is often referred as the Alligator Pear. The tree that bears the avocado fruits stands 65 feet tall and is known as Persea Americana. Avocados are rich source of 20 vital nutrients including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, fibers, vitamins and potassium. Avocados are eaten raw usually with salad, sandwich and sometimes pasta. So today the recipe I will be sharing is of avocado pasta. It is an ideal meal when you are short on your time for cooking anything fancy and it tastes just awesome. My fondness for avocado has grown after coming to US and I must confess eating avocado is one of the healthy habits I nurture. 




This dish is cooked with spaghetti or linguini pasta but in my photo you might find traces of penne pasta as well. As I was short of spaghetti, I mixed penne pasta with it to increase the quantity to suffice for our dinner.




Ingredients:                                               Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

ü  200 gm. of Spaghetti or linguini pasta

ü  2 avocados 

ü  4-5 garlic cloves

ü  2 large tomatoes (chopped)

ü  2 tbsp. mayonnaise

ü  Black pepper, taste wise

ü  Salt to taste

ü  2 tbsp. olive oil

Method:

1) Cook the pasta in 2 glasses of water in the microwave for 10-15 minutes or on a stovetop. Drain the water and keep the pasta aside when done.

2) Grind avocados, olive oil, garlic cloves, mayonnaise, salt and black pepper together into smooth paste.

3) Take the pasta in a mixing bowl, add the avocado paste and toss the chopped tomatoes into the mixture. Mix in well.

4) Serve.

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