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Cold Spaguetti and Avocado Salad

Let everything you are doing aside, please; pay full attention to this recipe/post! Still don’t know what to do today for dinner? Pleaseeeeee, notice that this recipe is one of the easiest and fastest and “deliciousnest” you will find in the net!

Let’s see, do you have a lemon, an avocado, a garlic clove, 1 cayenne red dry pepper, frozen boiled prawns, spaguettis, olive oil and salt? There you are! No need for anything else :D.

I wouldn’t insist if the dish wasn’t awesome… trust me… I know Ben will do; but the rest of you should also do as I say. YOU WILL LOVE IT!

On top of everything, is a cheap, healthy, fast and easy recipe! What else can you ask for?
Eat well!
I’m sending the recipe over to Kitchen Slave who is hosting Presto Pasta Nights number 160… wow, that’s an old Event too :D. If you have never heard about it, you should know that it’s Ruth’s idea from Once upon a Feast. 


* Defroze the prawns and peel.

* Take a big pot and boil 300 grs of spaguetti pasta in salty water. Follow package instructions. Strain and put under tap cold water. Pour some olive oil over it so that it doesn't get sticky. Reserve.

* Take the avocado and cut in four simetric pieces (leave the bone aside). One of the pieces should be cut in dices.Pour half of the lemon over it. Reserve in the fridge.

* The rest of the avocado should be smashed inside a bowl. Add the minced garlic clove (peeled), some more lemon juice, 3 extra virgin olive oil tablespoons, salt and black ground pepper. Place in a big bowl. Reserve.

* Cut the cayenne pepper in half. Take the seeds away, wash in cold water. Dry and cut in small pieces. Reserve.

* Mix the pasta with the avocado paste in the big bowl.

* Present the dish in small plates or bowls with the Spaguetti first, the prawns and some of the avocado dices you reserved. Sprinkle with the cayenne and thick sea salt. Pour just a bit of extra virgin olive oil on top.


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04/18/2010 · 16:49 h by the lacquer spoon

One avocado in my kitchen is supposed to be ripen enough to eat tomorrow, so time to try your recipe, thanks :)

04/18/2010 · 18:04 h by Cynthia

This is such an excellent idea. Bookmarked!

04/18/2010 · 20:59 h by Bellini Valli

I knew I should have picked up those avocados at the market!!

04/18/2010 · 23:03 h by Joan Nova

I would have never thought to make spaghetti with avocado but your dish looks beautiful…and I like that it was served cold. Sort of like an avocado pesto. Good one for summertime.

04/18/2010 · 23:56 h by glamah16

Great idea! And great looking too.

04/19/2010 · 1:52 h by Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul

Nice and cooling for summer Nuria…looks so delicious. Your creativity is genius chica!

04/19/2010 · 2:04 h by Peter M

Nuria, I love the colour contrast (pink vs. green) and the avocado-like pesto on the spaghetti. You Rock!

04/19/2010 · 5:33 h by Cynthia

Easy AND delicious! Who can resist such a great combination? ;) Thanks for your delicious entry to Presto Pasta Nights!

04/19/2010 · 17:37 h by PreeOccupied

You have such a beautiful Blog. Love all your photos, very classy presentation too. I am glad I stumbled on to your site.

04/19/2010 · 23:13 h by pity

me encanta todo de esta receta y sobretodo esa luz natural, como la echo de menos! besitos

04/20/2010 · 10:32 h by Ruth Daniels

You are so right! This is one awesome, easy, delicious, healthful dish. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

04/20/2010 · 23:41 h by Karen

This sounds so delicious and such an unusual combination of flavors! My dutch oven came in and I just love it – very good quality. Thanks again for the giveaway! :))

04/21/2010 · 12:42 h by ://: Heni ://:

loving the colours here nuria! makes me think of spring – ye its spring on a plate for me!

04/23/2010 · 22:51 h by bevvbevv

Oh my goodness! This looks TRULY divine and right up my alley! Thank you!

04/23/2010 · 23:59 h by Claudia

Sounds terrific for hot evenings! Just as soon as I get an avocado in house with the shrimp, it’s a go.

04/24/2010 · 0:07 h by Claudia

We appreciate cold noodle salads here in the tropics, and this one sounds like a winner! Can’t wait to try it.

04/25/2010 · 19:52 h by katiez

Pasta with avocado sauce – perfect for summer…. with maybe a nice rosado?

04/28/2010 · 16:16 h by Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88

Avocado and prawns are perfect match, I also make sushi with these 2 ingredients, so replacing rice with pasta is a great idea. It would be great to make this for dinner party at home : ) Your presentation is awesome!

06/29/2010 · 9:12 h by Sweet Artichoke

yum yum, this definitely looks mouthwatering!! Avocadoes are soooo good! bookmarked!!

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