Asparagus Spaghetti with Guacamole

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    30 min

    This is a wonderful way of serving pasta. Spaghetti is tossed with sauteed asparagus and baby plum tomatoes, then served with guacamole and grated mozzarella cheese.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 450g spaghetti or angel hair pasta
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 450g fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and chopped
    • 300g baby plum tomatoes, halved
    • 415ml chicken stock
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed
    • 1/2 lime, juiced
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 120g grated mozzarella cheese

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to prevent stickiness.
    2. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and tomatoes, stirring to coat. Pour in the stock and continue cooking uncovered 10 minutes or until the asparagus is tender, but still bright green.
    3. Place the pasta in a large bowl and toss with asparagus and tomato mixture. Season with dill and pepper. In a separate bowl, mix the avocados, lime juice and garlic granules together until blended.
    4. Serve pasta with a dollop of the avocado mixture and top with grated cheese.

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    Reviews in English (71)

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    Just a note to mention that the recipe for some reason includes draining the asparagus and tomato mixture after it is cooked until tender....but you are NOT supposed to drain it, otherwise you will have some VERY dry pasta Not sure why the error is there, but that is not how I originally wrote it  -  19 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    23

    This is by far the best meal I have made. I did do some variations. I boiled my pasta in chicken broth. I fryed the asparagus and tomatoes with some white wine also. I did add more chicken broth with the veggies. The avacado with lime was excellent!!!A must try meal everyone loves.  -  22 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    23

    This recipe came through yesterday as the recipe of the day. I read it and immediately decided to try it. I prepared it exactly as the recipe called for and found it delicious. It was not watery and I brought it to work today and even reheated in the microwave with no problem..this will be a "keeper" as my husband says.  -  10 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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