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I am being overwhelmed by basil. It is my fault. Afterall, I did plant 5 plants willingly. So starts the summer search for basil recipes. If you have any to suggest, please let me know.

Avocado Basil Pasta Salad

  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta, cooked
  • 2 medium avocados, coarsely chopped
  • 6 bacon slices, fried crispy and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper and salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

In a small microwave safe dish, microwave the garlic in the olive oil for about 30 seconds. In a large bowl, coat the avocado in the lemon juice (that way any leftovers will not brown). Combine the avocado with the other ingredients. Toss to combine. Serves 4.