I'm becoming a pasta lover ... I used to pride myself for not being such a big fan of pasta, which is, after all, just a plateful of unnecessary carbs in the form of (unless you use wholegrain) a pile of white, refined flour - something none of us really needs.
But now as I'm abstaining from most of the veg in hopes of producing les gassy milk (it's lovely to think of yourself as of some kind of a machine, factory or worse yet a cow, don't you think) pasta makes appears on the menu more and more often.
And with the love of pasta comes the appreciation of really simple pasta dishes (I used to only go for elaborate seafood or meat sauces that completely hid the taste of pasta itself). So here's one - a really simple but delicious pasta sauce.
Linguine Verde (avocado and rucola sauce):
1 ripe avocado
1 pot of fresh rucola
a good drizzle of good olive oil
freshly ground sea salt and pepper
grated Grana Padano; parmesan or any other mature cheese for serving
Peel and cut up the avocado. Wash and chop the rucola. Add the salt, pepper and olive oil and blitz in a food processor.
Boil the pasta according to the directions (7-8 min) until al dente.
Drain, toss with the sauce and serve with a generous sprinkle of cheese.