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Bacon Avocado Tomato Pasta Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Total time:

15 min

Prep time:


Cook time:

15 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
570 Calories
35 g Fat
8 g Fiber
410 mg Sodium
51 g Carbs
Bacon Avocado Tomato Pasta Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing


Have you ever enjoyed a B.A.T. sandwich?? B.A.T. is what I prefer over a B.L.T. Skip the lettuce and replace it with a tasty avocado. Talk about flavor! Yum!


Serves: 4

1 lb. cooked rotini pasta
1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
5 slices bacon, cooked
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp. buttermilk
2 tsp. distilled white vinegar
1/4 tsp. cracked, black pepper
1/8 tsp. dried parsley
1 pinch dried dill weed
As needed Pepper, to taste
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1 garlic clove, minced

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. In a large bowl, combine pasta, tomatoes, bacon and half of the avocado. Set aside.
  2. Mash the remaining avocado in a bowl, then stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk and vinegar. Add parsley, dill, pepper, onion powder, and garlic. Stir until well blended and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Pour 1/4 - 1/2 cup of dressing over pasta salad. Toss and 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.

Copyright © 2013, Kristen Doyle

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 570
Total Fat 35 g (Sat 9 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 6 g, Mono 17 g)
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Potassium 740 mg
Total Carbohydrates 51 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugar 4 g
Protein 15 g

Vitamin A 892 IU; Vitamin C 19 mg; Calcium 43 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 12 IU; Folate 163 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.23 g

% Daily Value*: Total Fat 51%; Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10%

*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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