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Avocado basil pasta recipe

Avocado Basil Pasta

While I didn’t spend this summer pregnant, I still found myself circling around a few distinct cravings.

Namely, I had a recurring craving for avocados and tomatoes. I craved avocados and tomatoes so much that I started scouring the internet for recipes that included both of these ingredients.

When I landed on a recipe for an Avocado Basil Pasta from Better Homes & Gardens, I knew it was something I would love.

While the original recipe doesn’t call for tomatoes, let me tell you, the addition is delicious. I plucked a couple ripe tomatoes from my father’s garden, and boom. Warm, yummy avocadoey-tomatoey-basil goodness.

Avocado Basil Pasta

Of course, if you don’t have any good garden tomatoes left this season, you can always skip that step.

Either way, this is a fantastic pasta dish that is easy to make, and a definite crave-quencher.

Hope you enjoy!

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Yield: 4 servings

Avocado basil pasta

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

1. Cook bow tie pasta according to package directions. Drain.
2. 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.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Adapted slightly from Better Homes & Gardens.

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21 Comments

  1. September 19, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    That looks so yummy!!!

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  2. September 19, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Oh that looks really yummy!

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  3. September 19, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    That’s funny, I made something really similar just a couple of nights ago! Same ingredients, almost, but prepared a little different. It was so good that it was gone fast and I forgot to take a photo! It was the first time I made it, so next time I’ll have to take a photo and post it on my blog, I’ll send you a link so that you can add another recipe to your ‘tomato and avocado craving’ repertoire! :)

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  4. September 19, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    OMGoodness … this looks so good! I’m vegan so I’d leave out the bacon but I think that the other flavors would be enough to carry the dish, don’t you? Yum! My mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing!

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    • September 19, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

      Absolutely. I love bacon, but in this recipe, it is not the star by any means – it would be just as good without!

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    • October 18, 2012 @ 3:28 pm
      Heather

      I’d say I liked it better without the bacon!

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  5. September 19, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    This looks so fresh, yummy and best of all, simple!

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  6. September 20, 2012 @ 2:55 pm
    Kristi Whitaker

    Looks really good. We will have to try this!!

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  7. September 22, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    love the photos whose the photographer?

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  8. September 25, 2012 @ 4:09 am

    Nice recipe, Thanks for sharing

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  9. September 25, 2012 @ 11:32 am
    Betty Baez

    This sounds and looks so good! I love avocados unfortunately the rest of my family not so much :/

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  10. October 1, 2012 @ 2:20 pm
    Chelsey

    This looks delicious! I don’t think a single recipe could go wrong with avocados and tomatoes.

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  11. October 2, 2012 @ 3:16 pm
    Sarah Oldre

    Garlic, bacon, avocados, cheese! Some of my favorite foods! I’ve never thought to put avocado with pasta, but I’m definitely going to try it now. Thanks!

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  12. October 11, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Yum! That looks delicious!

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  13. October 12, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    Oh, looks so good. I am always looking for tasty and unique pasta dishes. This one seems so fresh that I’ve got to give it a whirl. My sister-in-law made this one the other night and it’s sooooo delish. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    http://inspiringpretty.com/2012/10/12/pumpkin-penne-recipe/

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  14. October 16, 2012 @ 4:26 pm
    Nury

    This looks so delicious, I really have to try it. I’ve been meaning to buy bow pasta and always forget, it makes food more appetizing and pretty. I also love avocados and parmesan cheese, the perfect combo!

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  15. October 18, 2012 @ 3:25 pm
    Heather

    I tried this recipe out right away, because I love all the stuff in this pasta! In the end I liked it better without bacon (I tried with and without). Either way, it was sooooo yummy – and you can easily tailor it to make just a quick single serving for lunch (but I still put in a whole avocado because I love it so much).

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  16. January 1, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    I made this recipe for New Year’s Day lunch yesterday and we loved it! We’re in Australia and we thought it was perfect for the hot weather – fresh, light and delicious!

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  17. February 24, 2013 @ 10:00 am
    Brianna

    Looks delicious! How many servings does this recipe make?

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  18. June 14, 2013 @ 5:58 pm
    Ruth

    Sounds scrummy! Will be trying this one! All of my favs.

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