Avocado Dijon Pasta Salad

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 Avocado Dijon Pasta Salad

Total Time: 10 min

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2013 All American Recipe Contest – Healthy Summer Recipe Category First Place Winner!

Penne pasta is combined with Dijon mustard and honey. Creamy cubes of avocado are added at the last moment completing this fantastic and easy summer dish.

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Serves: 10

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For the dressing- 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 tsp. dry tarragon 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp. cracked, black pepper For the salad- 1 lb. penne pasta, cooked 3 oz. snow peas, cut in half 2 oz. chopped green onion 2 oz. red pepper, julienne style 2 oz. yellow pepper, julienne style 2 large ripe, Fresh California Avocado, cut into cubes 2 oz. chopped parsley or cilantro

Cook the pasta as per instructions on the bag. Drain and cool. In small bowl, whisk together the oil, Dijon, honey, lemon juice, tarragon, salt and pepper. Set aside. In a larger bowl add the pasta, peas, both peppers, parsley and avocado. Add the dressing to this mixture and toss gently until well coated, Season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled on a large platter or bowl.

*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.

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

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