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MEDITERRANEAN PASTA SALAD WITH CALIFORNIA AVOCADO
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Recipe Provided By the California Avocado Commission
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
- 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.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories 300; Total Fat 19 g (Sat 2.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 13 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 270 mg; Potassium 540 mg; Total Carbohydrates 30 g; Dietary Fiber 8 g; Total Sugars 3 g; Protein 7 g; 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%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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