How to turn winter comfort food into light summer meals

Enjoy a summer-y delight with Aussie avo.
Enjoy a summer-y delight with Aussie avo. Photo: Supplied.

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Pasta is most often considered a winter treat, but the lightness of avocado can turn a typically-heavy meal into a summer-y delight.

From avocado and crisp prosciutto pasta and avocado risotto, to squashed potatoes with avocado salsa and sausage snakes on avocado-potato mash, carb-loaded meals can be given a fresh summer twist with a little help from Aussie avos.

15-minute creamy avocado pasta (Serves 2)

Ingredients

· 180g spaghetti

· 1 large Australian avocado

· 2 garlic cloves

· 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves, shredded

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· 2 tbs olive oil

· Half a lemon, juiced

· 1-2 tbs of water

· Salt and pepper

· 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved

· Parmesan, grated (for garnish, optional)

Method

1. Cook pasta according to pack instructions.

2. While pasta is cooking, process avocado, garlic, basil leaves, oil and lemon juice in a food processor. Add water to adjust thickness/consistency of sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

3. Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl. While hot, pour the sauce onto the pasta and toss to coat.

4. Serve topped with basil, tomatoes, grated parmesan and additional avocado if desired.

*Recipe by Fiona Vuong

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