Avocado and Crisp Prosciutto Pasta

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

Serves 4


500g spaghetti

2 avocados, peeled and deseeded

1 lemon, rind finely grated and juiced

cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 cup basil leaves, roughly torn

8 - 10 slices prosciutto, grilled until crisp and broken into shards

1 cup shaved parmesan (or romano or pecorino) cheese, to serve


Heat a large saucepan of water over high heat until boiling. Add the pasta and cook as per packet directions or until al dente. Drain and refresh. Meanwhile, place avocado, lemon rind, juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.


Use a fork to roughly mash the avocado and combine with the other ingredients. Add the hot pasta to the avocado and mix until well coated.


Add basil leaves and prosciutto and toss before serving with parmesan shavings.