Mediterranean Pasta Salad with California Avocado

Total Time: 10 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 300
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 270mg
Total Carbs 30g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Potassium 540mg

Vitamin A 646 IU; Vitamin C 18 mg; Calcium 74 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 107 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 8%; Iron 15%

*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.

Creamy California Avocados and tasty Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts star in this delicious pasta salad featuring the flavors of the Mediterranean. A simple dressing made with fresh lemon juice and STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil keeps it easy to make.

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Serves: 4

3 Tbsp. STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. loosely packed fresh dill 1/2 lb. orecchiette or small pasta, cooked, drained and cooled 1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half 1/2 medium hot house cucumber, cut lengthwise in quarters and sliced 1 cup (6.5-oz jar) Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and cut in half
  1. Place olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a food processor or blender; blend until creamy. Add dill and pulse just until incorporated. Pour over pasta and toss to coat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to 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.

Did You Know?

There are hundreds of avocado varieties grown in California, but only a few of them are grown commercially. All types of California Avocados can be part of a Mediterranean Diet.

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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