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Avocado Basil Pasta

Oh, avocados, how I love thee! If you’re as crazy about avocados as I am you’re going to fall in love with this incredibly delicious avocado basil pasta recipe. It’s packed with all the delicious flavors of summer. In addition to perfect, ripe avocados, this pasta dish includes fresh tomatoes, crispy bacon, and parmesan cheese. It’s heaven in a bowl, y’all.

Avocado Basil Pasta

Avocado Basil Pasta Recipe - Utilize those fresh flavors of summer in this simple and light pasta dish featuring tomatoes, avocado, basil, bacon and parm.

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

The funny thing about me and avocados is that I actually didn’t try one until I was about 20 years old. I’m not even sure how that’s possible, but, I think it had something to do with the fact that I grew up in a really small town that just didn’t give my family access to a lot of fresh produce.

Sure, I had an abundance of fresh vegetables from my grandpa’s garden—sweet corn, green beans and big, juicy tomatoes for days—but no avocado.

Let’s just say that when I finally tried an avocado, my heart skipped a beat. Literally!

Oh, and speaking of tomatoes, I used cherry tomatoes for this avocado basil pasta but you can roughly chop any ripe tomatoes that you have on hand.

If you ARE using cherry tomatoes just be sure you slice or quarter them so that they can soak up all of the delicious flavors in this avocado basil pasta recipe.

This recipe is one of my all-time favorites and I’m so glad that I finally took the time to share it with all of you. I hope you adore this dish as much as I do!

If you’re looking for another light and healthy recipe featuring avocado, check out my clean eating lettuce wraps with chicken and avocado recipe.

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Avocado Basil Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 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

Instructions:

  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.

Adapted slightly from Better Homes & Gardens.

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  3. Is it served cold and or hot?  I’m wanting to try it this week.

  4. Our Avocado will be ready for harvest this July and I will surely  try this recipe…. I have something to share too about Avocado; it’s not a recipe though, it’s how I played it when I was a little. check it here http://www.letmeshareyou.com/lets-play-lets-play-with-avocado/

  5. So yummy. I’ve made it a couple of times now. Tonight I added asparagus. So versatile.

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

  7. Looks delicious! How many servings does this recipe make?

  8. 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!

  9. 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).

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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  12. Yum! That looks delicious!

  13. 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!

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

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

  16. love the photos whose the photographer?

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

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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! :)

  21. That looks so yummy!!!

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