France & Maman (Francoise)

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 A mother-daughter cooking duo from Paris to Brooklyn. Maman & France live 3,626 miles apart but connect everyday over yummy & mostly French recipes. Bon appetit!

ASPARAGUS & AVOCADO PASTA (by France)

ASPARAGUS & AVOCADO PASTA (by France)

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Delicious creamy and loaded with veggies and healthy carbs, this is the easiest and tastiest entree for a quick weekend lunch or quick weeknight dinner. Bon appetit!


Serves 2  l  Difficulty: easy  l   Prep time: 10min  l  Total time: 20min


INGREDIENTS
2 cups whole wheat pasta
6-8 asparagus, tough ends trimmed                          and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium ripe avocado, halved and peeled with the pit removed
1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, plus additional                   for garnish
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup frozen peas
Freshly grated parmesan, optional                             for serving

STEPS
1.
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta, and 4 minutes before the pasta is due to finish cooking (see package instructions), add the asparagus. Stop cooking when both pasta and asparagus are tender (or al dente, to your liking).

2. In a separate pot, boil water to cook peas and drain pasta/asparagus and set aside.

3. While everything is cooking, prepare the sauce. Blend the avocado, yogurt, basil, lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper into a blender. Process until smooth. 

4. Now assemble everything together. Start by blending the avocado sauce to the pasta and cut a few basil leaves into the mix. Mix well before adding the asparagus & peas in and enjoy!

 
 
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