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Bacon Avocado Tomato Pasta Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

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Total Time:

15min

Cook Time:

15min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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570
Calories
35 g
Total Fat
8 g
Dietary Fiber
15 g
Protein
51 g
Total Carbs
 Bacon Avocado Tomato Pasta Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Have you ever enjoyed a B.A.T. sandwich?? B.A.T. is what I prefer over a B.L.T. Skip the lettuce and replace it with a tasty avocado. Talk about flavor! Yum!

Ingredients

Serves: 4
lb.  cooked rotini pasta
1/4  cup  grape tomatoes, halved
  slices bacon, cooked
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced
1/4  cup  low-fat mayonnaise
1/4  cup  sour cream
Tbsp.  buttermilk
tsp.  distilled white vinegar
1/4  tsp.  cracked, black pepper
1/8  tsp.  dried parsley
pinch  dried dill weed
  As needed  Pepper, to taste
1/8  tsp.  onion powder
  garlic clove, minced

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

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine pasta, tomatoes, bacon and half of the avocado. Set aside.
  2. Mash the remaining avocado in a bowl, then stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk and vinegar. Add parsley, dill, pepper, onion powder, and garlic. Stir until well blended and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Pour 1/4 – 1/2 cup of dressing over pasta salad. Toss and serve.

*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.

Copyright © 2013, Kristen Doyle

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 570
Total Fat 35 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 17 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6 mg
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 15 g
Total Carbs 51 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Potassium 740 mg
Total Sugar 4 g

Vitamin A 892 IU; Vitamin C 19 mg; Calcium 43 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 12 IU; Folate 163 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.23 g

% Daily Value*: Total Fat 51%; Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10%

 

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

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