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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Avocado-Cilantro Pasta Salad

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This Avocado-Cilantro Pasta Salad will become a new summer favorite!

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One of my favorite things about summer is all of the yummy side dishes! When I go to potlucks or cookouts, I always want to try them all!! While we're all familiar with the typical potato salad or macaroni salad .... sometimes it's great to switch things up a bit!

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This Avocado-Cilantro Pasta Salad is full of so many fresh veggies and you can easily pair it with your favorite summer main dish! One of the great things about it is it is so easy to customize - just add veggies you have on hand or stuff that your family likes!! As great as this salad is, let me be honest for just a second .... the Avocado-Cilantro sauce is really what makes this pasta salad phenomenal! I could eat it by the spoonfuls!


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Avocado-Cilantro Pasta Salad
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes + chilling
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 10-12 servings

Ingredients 
    For the salad:
    • 1 box (16 oz.) rotini pasta
    • 1 bag (12 oz.) frozen corn, thawed and drained
    • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 can (2.25 oz.) sliced black olives, drained
    • ⅓ cup red onion, chopped
    • ⅓ cup red pepper, chopped
    • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) cherry tomatoes
    For the dressing:
    • 2 large avocados
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • ½ cup cilantro leaves
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 green onions, roughly chopped
    • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed
    • ½ cup buttermilk
    • 1 tsp. ground cumin
    • Salt & pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

    2. Place the drained pasta in a large bowl with the remaining salad ingredients. Set aside.

    3. In a blender, place all of the dressing ingredients. Cover and blend until well combined.

    4. Pour the avocado mixture over the pasta mixture. Stir to combine.

    5. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

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    2 comments:

    1. This looks downright delicious and I LOVE that dressing!

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    2. I'm in love with these flavors....and THAT DRESSING!!!

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    I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. :)

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