Cold pasta salads are the perfect & satisfying quick dinner or lunch! This delicious pasta salad recipe is loaded with avocados, crispy bacon & juicy cherry tomatoes tossed in a homemade avocado dressing bursting with flavor!

Avocado Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly N.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Avocado Pasta Salad is a rich, creamy and totally delicious pasta salad loaded with fresh juicy tomatoes, crisp bacon and creamy avocados. 

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
  • 1/2 fresh Lime , juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

Dressing
  • Place all dressing ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Salad
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
  • Toss diced avocado with lime juice.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl gently toss with dressing.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 463, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 336mg, Potassium: 721mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 505IU, Vitamin C: 20.9mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 1.9mg