Lemony Pasta With Sweet Sausage

This recipe really ramps up the taste of fresh lemons and can easily be customized for a household with vegetarians and meat eaters by serving the sausage on the side. You could use whatever sausage is your favorite, too.

Lemony Pasta With Sweet Sausage
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  • 1/2 package sausage (use whole package if doubling recipe)
  • 1 package lemon pepper pappardelle (use 2 if doubling recipe)
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 bunch of basil (reserve some for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoons edamame hummus
  • juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • olive oil
  • grated Parmesan cheese (at least half a cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Directions

    1. Blend avocados, basil, hummus, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, garlic and half the Parmesan in a blender until smooth.
    2. Cook pasta and drain into a large mixing bowl. While pasta is cooking, saute sausage (sliced into pieces) over medium heat in a non-stick pan and set aside.
    3. Add a dash of the pasta cooking water to the blender and spin one more time; add sauce to hot pasta and mix. Top with sausage or serve it on the side.
    4. Serve garnished with freshly grated Parmesan and torn basil leaves.

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