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Creamy Avocado & Lime Pasta Salad

 Some of my favorite foods in the world are green : avocados, cilantro and jalapeños.  I mentioned on twitter yesterday that when I don't have cilantro in the house I start to panic.  That's because it adds such a nice flavor to so many dishes and it is a key ingredient to many Latin and Asian dishes, which as you know are my favorites.
I had seen some avocado recipes floating around on the web but it was finally Sweet Sarah Bee's recipe that motivated me to give it a go.  Plus I had all the ingredients on hand so it was a quick YES!  As you can see,  I kept it "real" with my Great Value pasta, budget cuts people!  However, I am a recent convert to quinoa pasta but more on that in another post.
In sealaura fashion, you throw in:
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • cilantro
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 Tbsp of mayo
  • chopped jalapeno ( I love spice so if you don't you can omit)
  • 2 Tbsp of chopped garlic  (I love garlic so I tend to go crazy with it)
  • lime juice from 2 limes or to your taste

and then give it a nice whirl in your food processor.  I must say I LOVE my Ninja.  I was a little wary when the hubster bought it, especially since I had been a Cuisinart fan but this guy is my new BFF, it has great power and makes so many things (margaritas!!!)  with less mess.  I recommend chilling the sauce and adding it to your pasta as you serve it.  The lime juice keeps it nice and green even on day two.  We had this salad on a bed of spring greens and it was so nice and refreshing.  Please pardon the final plate pic, but I forgot to style a pretty one for you.  Still, trust me, this is such an easy recipe and so good made with a few basic ingredients.  Thanks Sweet Sarah Bee!
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Nicolle said...

I've GOT to make this soon. I love every single thing about this. I need to know more about the quinoa pasts too though? Would that be perfect for me to use as a substitute since Kevin is diabetic? I need to check that out.

I laughed about your love of cilantro. Last time I made salsa with my mom, we were just standing there sniffing the cilantro, and sighing happy sighs! :)

LovePetunia said...

I'm low carbing it but gosh this looks like a recipe to break my diet for!

Sarah B. said...

awwww YAY!!! Thanks for mentioning me :) I hope many others enjoy this dish as much as we do!!! Hope you have a fun weekend ♥

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Nice and freah and LOTS of green!

Mimi said...

oh man, this looks delicious! :D

<3, Mimi
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The doll on fashion said...

I'm book marking this as it's right up my street!! Thank you.

Doll on fashion

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

looks delicious - I am going to have to try this recipe out!


mercurydawn.com said...

Yum! I have no clue on how to buy an avocado.