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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

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

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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.

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