Avocado (Tomato Basil) Pasta Salad with Pesto Avocado Dressing

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Avocado (Tomato Basil) Pasta Salad with Pesto Avocado Dressing
Nutrition Facts
8 serving per container
Serving size 1 serving 1 cup (246g)
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 4g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 8g
Calcium 113mg 8%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 530mg 10%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contriburtes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

  • 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
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Instructions

  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. Stare in the refrigerator until ready to prepare pasta salad. Refrigerate any remaining dressing for future use.

DISCLAIMER: While many factors affect heart disease, eating avocados as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk.

DISCLAIMER FOR LOGO USE/ AHA Disclaimer: Avocados From Mexico are certified by the American Heart Association®. Certification does not apply to serving suggestions or recipes.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!
Nutrition Facts
Avocado (Tomato Basil) Pasta Salad with Pesto Avocado Dressing
Amount Per Serving 8
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 4g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 0mg
Vitamin C 0mg
Vitamin D 0 mcgmg 0 mcg%
Calcium 113mg 8%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 530mg 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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