I thought Lemon Pepper Pappardelle Pasta would pair nicely with a creamy avocado sauce. And Mango Chicken Sausage would add sweetness to this already fresh dish. Edamame Hummus brightened up the avocado sauce and added another delicious flavor element. This dish came together just as fast as it takes to cook the pasta. And its a meal you don't have to feel guilty about!
If you didn't know this already, I love to cook and I hate to bake. The reason? I don't measure. I have a really good idea of what a tablespoon is or what a half cup is. I don't need to measure anything. This is one of those recipes that is absolutely crucial to taste as you go. Blend the sauce up and add more as you see fit. Start with 1 Avocado and 1 Lemon Juiced and go from there. Salt and Pepper at the very end. Trust your instincts because this a dish you really can't mess up!
Creamy Avocado Pasta with Mango Chicken Sausage
2 medium Avocado, very ripe
2 small lemons + lemon zest
1 teaspoon of pre-minced garlic
3 spoonfulls of edamame hummus
a handful or two of parmesan cheese
a little pasta water
a little olive oil
1 package of Lemon Pepper Pappadale Pasta or pasta of choice
2 Mango Sausage Links, cut in half and sliced and cooked over medium heat
1/2 cup of basil for garnish
salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions. While your pasta is cooking, add ripe avocado, lemon juice, garlic, hummus and cheese into the food processor. With the motor running, add a little olive oil. Taste and decide if you want more avocado flavor (I did). If so, add another avocado and more lemon juice. If sauce is too thick, add a little pasta water to make the sauce silkier. Cook the sausage links until browned. Once pasta is cooked, mix the sausage and sauce together in a giant bowl so the sauce covers all the pasta. Add some basil and more parmesan on top and enjoy!
Upon tasting this dish, the first thing my husband said is "Wow this is awesome, it has a ton of flavor." Exactly what I wanted to hear : )
What's the most unique pasta sauce you've ever made?