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Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad

Total time:

25 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:

15 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
590 Calories
37 g Fat
5 g Fiber
490 mg Sodium
48 g Carbs
Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad


You'll want to put this colorful and delicious pasta salad on the menu for your next get together!


Serves: 8

For the Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. milk, add more to thin dressing


For the Pasta Salad

1 lb. Ditalini pasta, uncooked
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup cucumber, sliced and quartered
12 oz. marinated Mozzarella Balls, (1 container), drained
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced
2 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves, ribboned
1 Tbsp. balsamic glaze

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


For the Dressing

  1. Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Add more milk to thin dressing if desired.

For the Pasta Salad

  1. Boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water until tender. Drain and rinse with chilly water until the pasta has cooled. Place the drained pasta in a large bowl. Add the dressing and stir to combine.
  2. Add in the tomatoes, cucumbers, mozzarella balls, avocado and fresh basil. Gently fold to combine.
  3. Drizzle the top with the balsamic glaze if desired and season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled. Enjoy.

Serving Suggestion: Serve this with your favorite BBQ or any summer meal, accompanied with watermelon or popsicles!

*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 590
Total Fat 37 g (Sat 10 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 13 g, Mono 8 g)
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 490 mg
Potassium 250 mg
Total Carbohydrates 48 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugar 5 g
Protein 16 g

Vitamin A 17 mcg; Vitamin C 6 mg; Calcium 163 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 136 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 15%; Iron 10%; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Shawn Syphus is the photographer and recipe developer behind the popular food blog, I Wash You Dry. As a self-taught chef with four kids at home, Shawn saw the need for simple recipes with easy cleanup. She started blogging back in 2010 and has been sharing her quick and easy creations ever since. With her first cookbook due to be released in June 2015, Shawn is spreading the news that five ingredients are all you need to create not only one, but three (quick and easy) delicious dinners!

Shawn is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.


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