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Avocado (Tomato Basil) Pasta Salad with Pesto Avocado Dressing

Avocado (Tomato Basil) Pasta Salad with Pesto Avocado Dressing

When you’re craving avocados, this recipe’s got you. It’s made with fresh Avocados From Mexico, so you know it’s gonna be goooood. Oh, and don’t forget to bookmark this recipe, because once you try it, you’ll be back for more.

Avocado (Tomato Basil) Pasta Salad with Pesto Avocado Dressing


  • 1 Avocado From Mexico, cubed
  • 3 cups Enriched whole wheat rotini pasta, cooked
  • 1/2 Red onion, diced
  • 2 cups Cherry tomatoes (tricolored), halved
  • 1/2 cups Low-sodium canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups Spinach, chopped
  • 2 oz Reduced fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 10 Kalamata olives, drained, chopped
  • 1/2 Fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 TB Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2 TB Lemon Juice
  • Pesto Avocado Dressing
  • 1 Avocado From Mexico, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, mashed
  • 2 TB Reduced fat parmesan cheese
  • 1 TB Red wine vinegar
  • 1 TB Avocado oil


  1. Salad instructions: 1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Do not overcook - it is better to have firm pasta or slightly undercooked (al dente). 2. In a separate bowl, combine pasta, vegetables, cheese, olives, chickpeas, and herbs and combine with Pesto Avocado Dressing. Squeeze lemon juice on salad before serving.
  2. Dressing instructions: In a large bowl combine all dressing ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Store in the refrigerator until ready to prepare pasta salad. Refrigerate any remaining dressing for future use.

Nutrition Facts

Recipe makes 8 servings

Serving Size 1 serving ( 1 cup (246g) )

Amount per serving

Calories 250

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

  • Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 14g 18%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat g
    • Monounsaturated Fat g
  • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
  • Sodium 230mg 10%
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
    • Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
    • Total Sugars 4g
      • Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
  • Protein 8g
  • Vitamin D 0 mcgmcg0%
  • Calcium 113mg8%
  • Iron 3mg15%
  • Potassium 530mg10%



Learn more about the amazing avocado, including it’s rich
history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious
superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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