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Linguine with Almond and Avocado Sauce

Source: Pasta - Cooking with Style
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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  25 Minutes
  Serves 6
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
salt
1/2 cup shredded basil leaves
1 cup unblanched almonds, roughly chopped
Flesh of 2 medium avocados, mashed
Freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1 large lemon
1 lb linguine
Linguine with Almond and Avocado Sauce Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sauté the onions until translucent. Add the garlic and salt to taste, cover the frying pan and cook gently until soft.


In a food processor, combine the onion mixture, basil, almonds, avocados and pepper. While the motor is running, slowly drizzle in the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil and the lemon juice. Process until the mixture reaches the desired consistency.


Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Warm the sauce just prior to using and stir into the hot pasta.


Garnish with a few roughly chopped, unblanched almonds.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 6
Calories: 623
Sodium: 139mg
Fiber: 10g
Carbohydrates, Total: 58g
Protein: 13g
% Cal. from Fat: 59%
Fat. Total: 41g
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