Kats’ Kitchen

Avacado Basil Pasta Salad July 23, 2013

Filed under: Salad — stacielk @ 9:58 am
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avocado Basil SaladPasta salads are a great side dish to anything grilled.  They are usually easy to throw together and easy to carry along to cookouts, beaches, playdates, wherever!  I always enjoy finding and trying new pasta salad recipes.  I have some tried and true pasta salads I like to make but I am the type of person who always needs to be trying new recipes, so here you go, a new pasta salad recipe that turned out great!  The original recipe cam from Better Homes and Garden.

Note:  This recipe can be eaten hot right after it is put together OR cold right out of the fridge.

Avocado Basil Pasta

8 oz pasta of your choice (I used whole wheat rotini, the original recipe calls for bow tie or wagon wheel pasta)

3 garlic cloves, minced

6 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled

1 large tomato, diced

2/3 cup chopped fresh basil

2 T lemon juice

1 T olive oil

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/8 tsp salt

1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan Cheese (or pecorino romano)

2 medium avocados, coarsely chopped when ready to serve

Cook pasta according to pkg directions and drain.

Saute minced garlic in a small amount of olive oil for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a large bowl combine the bacon, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, salt.  Add the cooked hot pasta and garlic, mix to combine.  Stir in cheese.

Serve in a dish and top each individual serving with chopped avocado OR Chill until ready to serve and top with the avocado.

Recipe adopted and picture from Better Homes and Garden


2 Responses to “Avacado Basil Pasta Salad”

  1. Ginni T Says:

    Sounds great I’ll make this very soon. Thanks Ginni

  2. commaqueen Says:

    Reblogged this on betweenthecomma and commented:

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