Avocado, basil, and bacon... what more could you ask for in a pasta dish?? How about some tomato?
I knew I'd hook you sooner or later... :)
This was a fantastic dish...my only regret is that I did not try this sooner. This is one of those recipes that I sat on for years, actually, don't ask me why... I think that I had assumed Chris would not like it because of the avocado, but when I finally asked him about it, he was all on board to try it out. I think the bacon out weighed everything else, but hey, that's what bacon does sometimes!!
Avocado Basil Pasta
Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens
12 oz whole grain penne pasta
1 avocado, chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
6 slices bacon, chopped, cooked crisp and drained
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 clover garlic, finely minced
1 can albacore tuna, drained
6 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese - optional
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
In a large bowl, combine the avocado, tomatoes, bacon, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic. Toss in the drained pasta. Add the tuna and the basil and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle on parmesan cheese. Serve warm. Enjoy!
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