A classic summer side dish, the cold pasta salad has never been more delicious than on lazy days. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite avocado pasta salad recipes to keep your mealtimes cool and calm.
Whether you’re making these pasta salads as meal-prep lunches or for a lazy weekend dinner, remember that when you include Avocados From Mexico, you’re adding nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to your family’s meal. That’s what we call using your noodle!
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Looking for the perfect recipe? Remain chill; this vegetarian pasta salad has got you covered. Made with whole-wheat rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, avocado cubes, red onion, chickpeas, feta, and Kalamata olives, this avocado pasta salad is bursting with colorful veggies. Once it’s been topped with a hearty helping of avocado basil dressing, you’ll be in pasta heaven.
Sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella cheese = good. Adding a dressing made from orange zest, raspberry chipotle hot sauce, and honey = even better. The final part of the formula: Topping it all with diced Avocados From Mexico. Now that’s perfection.
This chilled pasta salad filled with garlic, cucumber, red onion, and feta will have your tastebuds sailing away off the shores of Santorini. Add cherry tomatoes, basil, and avocados and you might just never come back. This recipe calls for rotini, but you can use any of your favorite short pastas to make it truly yours.
Pro Tip: Try substituting quinoa or brown rice to make any of these recipes perfect for a gluten-free diet.
This avocado pasta salad is fantastic warm or cold. It features a homemade pesto and is topped with Oaxaca cheese — the perfect combo fora vegetarian entrée but just as great when served with salmon or grilled chicken. Just don’t forget to add the fresh avocado to help increase your family’s fruit and vegetable intake. They’re delicious, heart-healthy, and a source of naturally good fats!
Though refreshingly cool, this chilled pasta salad still brings the heat in its own way. Roasted chicken, cucumber, feta, and black olives are tossed in a bed of delicate orzo. The jalapeño dressing lights a fire in your mouth, but creamy avocado soothes the flames. It’s the perfect pasta to eat by the spoonful!
When the feasting is finished, be sure you know how to keep cut avocados from browning so you can enjoy the leftovers for the next few days. Hasta la pasta!
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