Monday, July 23, 2012

Fresh Summer Pasta to Drool Over

Can we talk about basil, for a second?
I sure hope so.
Because I just uploaded a big, fat picture of the basil in my tiny little herb garden on our back porch.

It grows fast.
It smells wonderful.
It tastes amazing.

And I am loving playing with it in the kitchen this summer.
The most recent recipe I made with fresh basil was this Avodado Basil Pasta. I blame Instagram. A friend (shout out, Reba!) made this and took a picture of it and I couldn't get it out of my mind, so I had to make it, too.  Only, I didn't have any bacon in the house (I know, the horror!), so I made it with ham instead.

I think it made four servings.
Which the two of us handled in one meal.
Try it.
Let me know what you think of it!


Tamara said...

This is going to happen in the Johnson house. YUM!!

Diane Moody said...

Oh yeah. Drooling on my keyboard as we speak.

mella's messages said...

I just made a salad with quinoa and fresh basil from my deck garden - lots of crushed garlic and olive oil, with some fresh garden cucumbers, and away you go! Sorry I can't do the ham or bacon. ugh :P :)

Coffee Mom said...

Oh man, I love both basil and avocado...I am going to have to make this! Thanks!!