Do you ever have days where you try and figure out what to cook and nothing sounds appealing? A cooking rut, maybe? It happens to the best of us, I think.
I’m pretty sure this is the exact reason we have the Internet (Do we still have to capitalize Internet?). While perusing The Everygirl, I found this beautiful no fuss dinner party, and a recipe for creamed avocado and lime chilled pasta. Bingo! I’ve never had pasta with avocado before.
Since I love pasta, and can’t ever get enough guacamole, I figured this unique combination was worth a shot. And it proved to be that and more, as it came together quite simply. Boil and drain pasta, mash up a sauce, and combine the two.
To make enough for 4, you will need:
- 8 oz. pasta, I used orechiette
- 2 ripe avocados
- handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- 3 T greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well, and set aside. Combine avocado and remaining ingredients in bowl and mash till combined. Toss with pasta and serve immediately (yep, I didn’t wait for it to chill). Garnish with more cilantro if you’re so inclined.
*Note – because avocados start oxidizing and thus, turning brown, quite quickly, this one won’t work too well in advance.