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AVOCADO & SMOKED SALMON PASTA

Date: 27 Jan 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Pastas, Starters & Soups Comments

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This is a perfect dish to whip up in just a few minutes!  It is simple yet so good and makes a lovely starter if you have friends over for dinner.

Ingredients

(Serves 4 as starter)

  • 400g gluten free spaghetti
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • Juice of half a Lemon
  • 150g smoked salmon, chopped
  • Freshly chopped basil
  • Salt & Pepper

Method


You can prepare the sauce whilst the pasta is cooking.  Place the crushed garlic, lemon juice, chopped avocado and yoghurt in a food processor.  Process until smooth. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.  Pour the sauce in a bowl, add the chopped salmon and the chopped basil, and combine well.

When the pasta is al dente, drain, but reserve a few tablespoons of water.  Mix the sauce and pasta gently in a large bowl, combining well, adding a little of the reserved water if sauce is too thick.

Serve garnished with strips of lemon or even better, use the peel of the lemon to form a rose.  Add a few leaves of basil.

Note – The sauce will taste equally good if in the absence of basil you use parsley

 

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