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Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad

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Total Time:

25min

Cook Time:

15min

Prep Time:

10min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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590
Calories
37 g
Total Fat
5 g
Dietary Fiber
16 g
Protein
48 g
Total Carbs
 Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad

You'll want to put this colorful and delicious pasta salad on the menu for your next get together!

Ingredients

Serves: 8
    For the Dressing
cup  mayonnaise
Tbsp.  white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2  tsp.  sugar
tsp.  salt
tsp.  milk, add more to thin dressing
    For the Pasta Salad
lb.  Ditalini pasta, uncooked
cup  cherry tomatoes, halved
cup  cucumber, sliced and quartered
12  oz.  marinated Mozzarella Balls, (1 container), drained
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced
Tbsp.  fresh basil leaves, ribboned
Tbsp.  balsamic glaze

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

For the Dressing

  1. Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Add more milk to thin dressing if desired.

For the Pasta Salad

  1. Boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water until tender. Drain and rinse with chilly water until the pasta has cooled. Place the drained pasta in a large bowl. Add the dressing and stir to combine.
  2. Add in the tomatoes, cucumbers, mozzarella balls, avocado and fresh basil. Gently fold to combine.
  3. Drizzle the top with the balsamic glaze if desired and season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled. Enjoy.

Serving Suggestion: Serve this with your favorite BBQ or any summer meal, accompanied with watermelon or popsicles!

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 590
Total Fat 37 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13 mg
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 16 g
Total Carbs 48 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 490 mg
Potassium 250 mg
Total Sugar 5 g

Vitamin A 17 mcg; Vitamin C 6 mg; Calcium 163 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 136 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 15%; Iron 10%; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Shawn Syphus

Shawn Syphus is the photographer and recipe developer behind the popular food blog, I Wash You Dry. As a self-taught chef with four kids at home, Shawn saw the need for simple recipes with easy cleanup. She started blogging back in 2010 and has been sharing her quick and easy creations ever since. With her first cookbook due to be released in June 2015, Shawn is spreading the news that five ingredients are all you need to create not only one, but three (quick and easy) delicious dinners!

Shawn is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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