You'll want to put this colorful and delicious pasta salad on the menu for your next get together!
Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|For the Dressing|
|1||Tbsp.||white balsamic vinegar|
|1||tsp.||milk, add more to thin dressing|
|For the Pasta Salad|
|1||lb.||Ditalini pasta, uncooked|
|1||cup||cherry tomatoes, halved|
|1||cup||cucumber, sliced and quartered|
|12||oz.||marinated Mozzarella Balls, (1 container), drained|
|2||ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced|
|2||Tbsp.||fresh basil leaves, ribboned|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
For the Dressing
- Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Add more milk to thin dressing if desired.
For the Pasta Salad
- 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.
- Add in the tomatoes, cucumbers, mozzarella balls, avocado and fresh basil. Gently fold to combine.
- 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.
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%