At this time of the year we are fortunate to have a glut of avocados available.  Having said that, the trouble is they all tend to ripen at once so there is a need to consume a lot of them very quickly.

Apart from guacamole and other avocado dips, I love avocado spread thickly on hot toast, drizzled with lemon juice and sprinkled with black pepper.  This would do me for breakfast, lunch and dinner most days.   We also use avocado on sandwiches instead of butter or margarine.

Another recipe that I use when there are plenty of avocadoes around is this simple Pasta with Avocado.  It is quick and easy to make and always a huge hit with the whole family – although I must admit we are ‘avocadoholics’.

Last time I served it with fresh homemade pasta and it was divine.  Hope you like it too.

Pasta with Avocado

Ingredients

375g pasta

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 large avocadoes

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons cream

½ cup parmesan cheese, grated

Method

Cook pasta according to packet directions, or if using fresh homemade pasta, cook for 2-3 minutes until al dente.  Drain and return to pan.

While pasta is cooking place peeled avocadoes into a bowl and mash well with a fork or potato masher.  Do not puree.  Mix in lemon juice and season to taste.

Heat oil in pan and add garlic followed by avocado mixture.  Heat the mix without boiling and stir in cream.

Pour over hot pasta and combine well.  Spoon onto serving plates and sprinkle over parmesan cheese.  Serve.

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