California Avocado Macaroni Summer Salad

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Total Time: 25 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 370
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 140mg
Total Carbs 0g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 10g
Potassium 670mg
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Serves: 8

3 cups dried whole wheat blend macaroni 3 ripe, fresh California avocados, halved, peeled and seeded 1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup fresh basil, packed 1/4 cup fresh mint, packed 3 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, divided 1 tsp. lemon zest 1 small clove garlic 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved 1 cup fresh corn kernels (or frozen and thawed) As needed Basil and mint, chopped (garnish)
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, place an avocado half in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Add the yogurt, basil, mint, olive oil, two-thirds of the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper and process until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Drain the pasta and place in a large bowl. Cool completely. Stir the dressing into the pasta until well combined. Meanwhile, cut the remaining avocados into 3/4-inch dice. Gently stir into the pasta with the tomatoes, corn and the remaining lemon juice.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, garnish with additional chopped herbs, and serve.

Copyright © 2013, Liz Weiss, MS, RD and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD:

*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.

Did You Know?

California Avocados are naturally sodium and cholesterol free. Check out these heart-healthy avocado recipes.

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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