AVOCADO PASTA SALAD

Avocados are one of my favorite things ever! They are healthy, rich and creamy!
I’ve been making Avocado Dressing & Dip forever… avocado is so velvety, it makes a perfect base for a dressing!
With summer coming cold pasta salads are something I serve for dinner frequently. They can be prepped ahead of time and are the perfect well rounded meal (often with protein and veggies) and great feed the kids before we run out the door to soccer practice! Even better, the leftovers are always yummy meaning lunch tomorrow is already done if we’re lucky enough to have some left!
This yummy pasta salad contains all of my favorites, fresh juicy cherry tomatoes, crispy bacon and deliciously creamy avocados! However, the best part of this recipe is the luscious avocado dressing… full of flavor and silky smooth! To make this a main dish we sometimes add chopped grilled or rotisserie chicken.
I generally make this a few hours before serving. The avocado does thicken up nicely but if you find it gets too thick, you can always add a little bit of buttermilk and give it a quick stir before serving.

AVOCADO PASTA SALAD
AVOCADO PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS:
Salad

  • 8 oz rotini or bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Dressing

  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • ½ fresh Lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
Dressing

  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Salad

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
  2. Toss diced avocado with lime juice.

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