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Mediterranean Pasta Salad with California Avocado

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with California Avocado
Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

0 min

Cook time:

10 min

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.

ingredients

Serving Size: 4

1 cup (6.5-oz jar) Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and cut in half
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. loosely packed fresh dill
1/2 medium hot house cucumber, cut lengthwise in quarters and sliced
1/2 lb. orecchiette or small pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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