I wanted guacamole on Superbowl Sunday, but never got around to making it. So I was left with four overly ripe avocados. Instead of making guacamole with it during the week, I decided to make a meal out of it and mix it with some pasta and sausage, which I had also taken out to make something with on that day. This pasta was so quick and easy to make and I loved the way the fresh cilantro, lime and avocado made a creamy sauce for the pasta. It was a definite hit for dinner with the family! You could also use pre-made guacamole if you have some left over or use chicken instead of sausage, I bet it would taste just as good.
Guacamole Pasta with Sausage
1 lb. Pasta (I used Fusilli)
6 Links Italian Sausage, casings removed
1 c. Red Onion, chopped
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1 tbsp. Jalepeno Pepper, finely chopped
1 Lime, zest and juice
2 tbsp. Cilantro, chopped
2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
4 Ripe Avocados, removed from shell, pit removed and chopped
1/2 c. Low Sodium Chicken Broth
In a large pot, boil water and cook pasta according to package directions. In a separate large saute pan, add the sausage and break it apart until small bits and cook until there is no pink left. Next, add the onion, garlic, jalepeno, lime zest and juice and cilantro. Saute until the onions become translucent. Next add the tomatoes and avocado and mix well. Set aside until your pasta is cooked. After draining the water from the pasta, put it back in the pot and add the sausage mixture and the chicken broth, mix well until all ingredients have combined. Serves 6.
Shared at Lady Behind the Curtain 2/8/12
Shared at Newlyweds Blog 2/8/12