Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

This recipe (along with many other pasta salad dishes) is one of the reasons I love summer time!

This salad got rave reviews from my husband.  Some of the kids liked it, but Eli told me it would be better without the tomatoes or avocado, but what does he know, he's only 9!!

This would be a perfect summer pot-luck salad to go with any BBQ's you've got planned!  Trust me, you'll LOVE it!

Well, that is if you like tomatoes and avocados.

Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad
Recipe adapted from Life's Ambrosia
1 pound campanelle pasta (or other variety, but I love the campanelle...SO CUTE!!)
1 cup mayonnaise
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
3 large tomatoes, cut into bite size pieces (or cherry tomatoes, halved)
2 avocados, cut into bite size pieces
1 bag (3 oz.) real bacon peices

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain & then run under cold water to cool it down. 

In a large bowl, combine the mayo, lemon juice, salt, garlic, pepper, and dill.  Stir in the cooked pasta, tomatoes, avocado and bacon pieces, and toss to combine.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

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