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Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad - an easy pasta salad recipe for summer. Mix in corn, black beans, tomatoes and toss with a creamy avocado dressing. Great for potlucks, lunch or an easy dinner!

Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: pasta salad recipe
Servings: 6
Author: Erin
Ingredients
Pasta Salad
  • 12 oz pasta , cooked according to the directions and cooled
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes , sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup red onion , diced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 California Avocado , diced
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Creamy Avocado Dressing
  • 2 small California Avocados
  • 3 Tbls plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 Tbls cilantro , chopped
  • 2 Tbls green onions , chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno , minced
  • 1 lime , juiced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. To make the Creamy Avocado Dressing, combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. You can also use a food processor.
  2. In a large bowl combine the pasta and all of the veggies. Toss with about 1/2-2/3 of the dressing. Season with the salt and pepper. Squeeze the 1/2 of a lime over the salad, and toss together. Add additional dressing if desired.
  3. Store the leftover dressing in the fridge for up to a week. Add additional buttermilk if it gets too thick.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod