Friday, October 25, 2013

Avocado Tomato Basil Pasta

Avocado Tomato Basil Pasta is a light, fresh, and creamy pasta dish. It comes together in less than 30 minutes, tastes delicious, and the flavors remind me of summer.

Avocado Tomato Basil Pasta
·10 oz gluten free elbow noodles (I used Tinkyada)
·4 slices turkey bacon, chopped 
·1 TBS extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
·1 tsp minced garlic
·1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
·Salt and pepper to taste
·2 TBS lemon juice
·1 avocado, sliced
·3 TBS fresh basil, chopped
·1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Cook pasta in salted, boiling water according to package directions.

In a medium pan, cook bacon in 1/2 TBS of EVOO until crisp. When crisp, add garlic and cherry tomatoes. Cook on low for 3 minutes. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, and remaining olive oil. Stir, including anything stuck to bottom of pan to deglaze pan. Cook a few more minutes until tomatoes are softened. Remove from heat, stir in avocado, basil, and cheese. Remove from heat, stir in cheese, and serve.