Rating: 4.39 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

The richness of the avocado makes this dish taste amazing. Feel free to add more or less olive oil for your preferred consistency. For best results refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy and feel guilt-free (unless you eat the whole bowl, which might just happen). It is easy to tweak this recipe to anything you like; add cooked chicken, or stir in some tuna, add some more veggies, or take some out that you don't like or have on hand.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corkscrew-shaped pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and cool.

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  • Mix pasta, tomatoes, apple, carrot, celery, peas, red bell pepper, black olives, and red onion together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk avocado, olive oil, lime juice, dill, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder together in a separate bowl until smooth; stir into pasta salad to coat; garnish with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 40.8g; fat 15.6g; cholesterol 1.8mg; sodium 353.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2012
a nice change from remade pasta salad dressing and a great way to use up a bag of avacados. Really enjoyed this even w/o dill Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/05/2013
I love avocados so I really should have liked this recipe. Sadly i did not. I felt that it was really bland and had little to no flavor at all. I won't be making this again. Read More
(1)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2012
a nice change from remade pasta salad dressing and a great way to use up a bag of avacados. Really enjoyed this even w/o dill Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2012
This recipe was really good! My husband and I love avocado and this sauce uses just enough avocado perfectly! I did not use any substitutions and it was perfect. Just the right amount of creamy crunchy with a zing from the limes! Yummy!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2012
Not too bad. We added some feta cheese to add a little more saltiness to it. I also added more garlic powder about another tsp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2013
I make this exactly as directed and I love love love it. So healthy tasting and bueatiful. Make sure to only use half the box of pasta otherwise it will taste nothing like its supposed to. I didnt make that mistake but someone I passed the recipe on to did. Thank you so much for posting this. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2012
I added 2 tsp. sugar because it seemed a little bitter. The salad was better the second day after marinating. It had a good unique taste and it was a fun variation on a pasta salad. It kept in the fridge well for at least 3 days. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2012
I made this for a pot luck. I absolutely love it and it's now going on to my favourites for large gatherings list. There's just two of us so the original recipe is too much but great for tomorrow. The only thing I changed was I used 1 tsp garlic powder but that's cause I like garlic. I don't think it made a difference. Would still have been great as is. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/05/2013
I love avocados so I really should have liked this recipe. Sadly i did not. I felt that it was really bland and had little to no flavor at all. I won't be making this again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2018
This was such a great change from the usual bland mayo pasta salads. I brought it to a party (although after tasting it at home I wanted to keep it all for myself!) and it got rave reviews and requests for the recipe. I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have parsley for garnish but it should definitely be flexible to subbing in veggies and proteins to suit your taste. Depending on your tastes you may need more salt to bring out the flavors; I generally don't use much salt and I was happy with the recipe amount. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2021
This salad is delicious. The avocado and apple go very well together. I can’t wait to make this again. Read More