Avocado, Tomato & Basil Pasta with Turkey
This recipe has so many varieties. As I was making it, I thought that this would make an excellent cold pasta salad! I’ve made this version with turkey I had on hand. You can make it vegetarian (leave out the meat) or substitute chicken or shrimp. Get creative and always cook with what you have on hand. Cheers!
3 c Dried Pasta (pick a fun shape, 8 oz.)
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Dried Minced Garlic (2 cloves)
3 Tbs Dried Basil (2/3 c fresh basil)
1 Avocado, diced
3 Medium Tomatoes, diced
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 c Turkey, cooked (optional, can use chicken or shrimp too)
Cook pasta according to directions on box with a drizzle of olive oil in the water. Drain and set aside. In the same pot you cooked the pasta in (fewer dishes), heat up olive oil and add garlic and basil, toss to coat. Add tomatoes, stir. Add pasta, stir. Add in any meat you are using and heat through. Plate up and dust with fresh ground pepper and salt.