Pasta with Avocado and Mushroom sauce

INGREDIENTS (serves 4)

  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 150g smoked pancetta cubes (can be omitted)
  • 10 spring onions or 2 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • bunch of parsley, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 300g dried pasta (vary this amount according to taste and appetite)

METHOD

  • Peel and chop onions and fry in a little olive oil.
  • When onions turn soft, add mushrooms, pancetta, crushed garlic and thyme
  • Heat until everything looks cooked, add the sundried tomatoes to warm them up (don't heat too much)
  • Peel and core the avocados and mash well on a chopping board and put in a bowl
  • Add parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix well (you can do this in a blender if you like)
  • Boil water and cook the pasta according to instructions. Drain well.
  • Add the avocado sauce to the pasta and mix
  • Add the mushroom mixture to the pasta and stir
  • Serve immediately

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