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Macaroni Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  • 350 gr. elbows pasta
  • 5 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, for garnish

FOR THE LEMON THYME DRESSING

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

    1. To make the dressing, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and thyme in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
    2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
    3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
    4. In a large bowl, combine pasta, bacon, avocado, lemon-thyme dressing, salt and pepper to taste.
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