Mediterranean Pasta Salad with California Avocado
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.
||STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
||fresh lemon juice
||loosely packed fresh dill
||orecchiette or small pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
||ripe Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
||cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
||pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
||medium hot house cucumber, cut lengthwise in quarters and sliced
||(6.5-oz jar) Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and cut in half
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- 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.
- 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.