Avocado Basil Pasta
Summer is officially winding down, but you can still enjoy the flavors of the season with this incredibly light and simple avocado basil pasta recipe.
This recipe is one that I crave at least a few times every summer, and I whipped some up today for my family. It’s a really versatile and healthy recipe that can easily be made vegan by dropping the bacon.
Avocado Basil Pasta
If you had a garden this summer you may be trying to find a way to utilize those final few tomatoes. This recipe really highlights the flavors of fresh produce, so those ultra-ripe and delicious tomatoes from your garden will taste incredible in this dish.
I rough chopped larger tomatoes that we had on hand, but you could also add cherry tomatoes. Be sure you cut them in half or quarter them so that they can soak up all of the delicious flavors in this avocado basil pasta recipe.
This recipe is such a delightful way to say farewell to summer. Sure, I’m looking forward to a cool-down in the weather myself, but I’ll be really sad to say goodbye to an abundance of fresh produce.
When you live in a small town in Ohio, it can be tough to find great fresh vegetables and fruit during the winter. After those gorgeous fall leaves disappear and it’s month after month of grey skies I start wishing I lived in one of the southern states. Oh, how I envy those of you who live in states where you can score fresh local produce throughout the year.
It’s a give-and-take, I guess. I think I’d end up missing the seasons too much if I ever actually moved someplace else!
As much as I love the crispy bacon in this avocado basil pasta, you can easily make this recipe vegan by dropping it and the cheese. Honestly, it tastes just as good without the bacon and I could even do without the cheese. Though, my husband would disagree. According to him, it needs more bacon, haha!
If you’re looking for another light and healthy recipe, check out my clean eating lettuce wraps with chicken and avocado recipe.
You know, the real reason I love this dish so much is that it has all of my favorite foods in it. I am obsessed with pasta, avocado, tomato, bacon and parmesan cheese. It’s really a no-brainer! You’ll definitely want to pin this recipe and try it before summer fades away!
Avocado basil pasta
- 8 ounces bow tie pasta
- 2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped
- 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- 2 medium ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 2/3 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
- Cook bow tie pasta according to package directions. Drain.
- In a large bowl combine the avocados, chopped tomatoes, crumbled bacon, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and salt. Add the pasta and combine, then sprinkle with cheese.
Adapted slightly from Better Homes & Gardens.