Penne with Avocado Sauce with Wine Pairing Selection

Penne with veggies

Penne with Avocado Sauce

PrimoGrano Penne pasta, cooked & drained

4 cloves of garlic

4 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I used Coratina UP EVOO)

Juice of 1 or 2 Lemons

2 – 3 ripe Avocadoes, peeled and pitted

1 large tomato

1 large handful of fresh basil leaves

Makai or Sea Shakes with Fresh Ground Pepper

Method: Cook PrimoGrano 100% Abruzzese Penne pasta. Combine garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and fresh squeezed lemon juice in blender or processor, blend until smooth. Add avocadoes, tomatoes, basil and blend until smooth. Add a bit more EVOO as needed. Season with Makai or Sea Shakes and fresh ground Pepper. Drain the pasta, top with the sauce drizzle a little more EVOO and garnish with fresh ground Parmesan or Pecorino cheese.

Options: I added fresh watercress and thinly chopped red peppers to add color and more nutrients. Try arugula, spinach or shaved Brussels sprouts for variations.

Dessert: Apples sliced thinly, drizzled with Limonata Fused EVOO and Dawn Spice!

Balsamic Spritzer: Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic with Sparkling Water.

Selected Wine Pairing: Bucaro Montepulciano Abruzzo Red Wine, smooth and full bodied.

Recipe credit to The Oldways 4 Week Mediterranean Lifestyle Menu Plan Day 21.