Tonight's dinner came courtesy of the Mystery Box, which provided a wonderful ingredient to work with...
Did you know? Avocadoes are actually a fruit, native to South America, although they are generally eaten like a vegetable. They are a good source of essential fatty acid, and rich in vitamin E and dietary fibre. Another name for the avocado is the "alligator pear," so-called because of its alligator skin texture and pear shape.
And what better way to use my avocado! Or should I say....my Alligator Pear :)
While a serving of GF pasta and some asparagus (for extra green) was boiling, I processed avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, basil, garlic and salt.
The result was such a gorgeous creamy sauce.
Stirred through the warm pasta and asparagus.
And garnished with lemon rind and some extra basil.
My oh my - this was such an easy dish from start to finish.
And the best part?
T’was creamy and delicious!
Both Mr BBB and I wolfed this down and agreed it will have to be added to our regular meal list.
A winner all round!
Seriously - if you have a spare
avocado Alligator Pear and are looking for a speedy dinner - this is the one. Check out the recipe here.
What about you? What is your favourite way to use avocado? I am really keen to try some avocado desserts I have seen around.
Happy Baking :)