Directions Edit

  1. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, mash the avocado.
  3. Stir in the lime or lemon juice, onion, tomato, chopped basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Set aside.
  5. When the water boils, stir in 1 tablespoon salt, add the pasta, and cook until tender but still firm to the bite.
  6. Drain and transfer to a preheated bowl.
  7. Quickly stir in the reserved avocado mixture.
  8. Garnish with basil sprigs and serve immediately.
  9. Pass the cheese at the table.
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