Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Alligator Pear Pasta

This interesting avocado application yields a creamy pasta dish that isn't a dairy-based dieting disaster.  There are a few similar recipes out there on the inter-webs, but I like to keep it light and bright w/ a bit of Greek yogurt, whole wheat pasta, and fresh jalapeño.

add some shellfish to the mix for extra zazz
Avocado "Cream" Sauce
2 garlic cloves
1 ripe avocado
juice from ½ lemon
¼ cup fresh basil/cilantro/parsley
1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ cup Greek yogurt
2 TBS Pecorino Romano cheese to taste
thinly sliced jalapeño for garnish
  1. combine all ingredients except jalapeño in a blender/food processor.  pulverize.  
  2. taste, season, and serve tossed w/ pasta.  thin the sauce w/ a bit of the pasta water to your liking. 

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