Hello and good evening!
When I first found this recipe, I thought "It seems a little strange, avocado and cheese".... But then I realised, that with some seasoning, that's a flippin' fantastic combination! I lightened it up a little, using ricotta cheese instead of mascarpone, and it turned out great!
Easy on the tabasco or the hot sauce you're using, so as to not throw the cheese sauce off balance. I topped it with some fresh basil, and it went so so well with the whole dish - so I hiiiighly recommend that!
Velvety Avocado Cheese Pasta
160-200g wholemeal or gluten-free pasta (depends how hungry you are)
1 large ripe avocado
4 drops tabasco or 1 tsp hot sauce (start with half the amount and add more to taste)
Finely chopped coriander and/or basil, about a small handful or so
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh basil leaves for garnish, or chop them and swirl them into the pasta - yum!
- Start by cooking the pasta as instructed.
- In the meantime, make the sauce: scrape out the avocado, and mash with a fork, then stir in the ricotta, tabasco/hot sauce, chopped herbs, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep the stone in the bowl if you are not serving it straight away.
- Turn off the heat of the pasta, drain, and stir in the soft, velvety cheese sauce. Serve and top with fresh basil leaves. Grab a fork and go!
Have you had a good week so far? I hope you celebrated Pancake Tuesday last night (yes, a capital P, because this is a national day, and pancakes are super important!). I was lucky enough to get to go to my friend Epikat aka Katie and we made almost a bucket-load of crêpe batter, we also had a wee crêpe-dance that we made up last year. Y'know, cause it makes time pass quicker when you are waiting for your crêpes or pancakes to cook ^ ^
I was also lucky enough to get my flatmate home yesterday after she had been on holiday to Latvia, and to celebrate this Imma gawna make her some waffles tonight, since she missed out on my Saturday and Sunday breakfast waffles (she gave me a nudge nudge on facebook when she heard I had made them without her, hah!).
Anywaaaay, I hope you have a lovely rest of the day, and feel free to give me recipes for some of your favourite weekday dinners!
Take care xx
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