Tuesday, September 24, 2013

California Pasta

Everyone who knows me KNOWS I am addicted to avocado. So whenever I find a recipe with my favourite fruit I have to try it. This dish comes together so well. I love the lime and kick of spice.

1/2 pound linguine
3 cups broccoli (small florets)
2 tbsp. olive oil
8 cloves of garlic YUP eight
1/4 tsp grated lime zest
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup vegetable broth (I use Imagine Organic Vegetable Broth its the best)
2 tbsps. lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 cups arugula
2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced into 1 inch chunks

Bring a large pot of water to boil and prep all your ingredients. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions.
Meanwhile, preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, garlic, lime zest, and red pepper flakes, and gently heat, stirring often, for about 2 minutes, do not burn the garlic.
Pour in the wine and raise the heat to bring to a boil, to reduce the wine, about 2 minutes. Add the vegetable broth, lime juice, salt, and pepper, and bring again to a boil. Once the sauce is boiling, lower the heat to a simmer. Add the arugula.
Add the broccoli to the boiling pasta about one minute before it is done. Cook for 2 minutes and drain.
When the arugula is wilted, add the broccoli and pasta to the skillet and toss around. Cook for about 3 more minutes. Add the avocado and turn off the heat. Gently toss the pasta for another minute to incorporated the avocado.
Serve with more grinds of black pepper.

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