Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will impress you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying! | natashaskitchen.com

The dressing in this creamy avocado salad will impress you!! There is a secret ingredient packed into the dressing that is healthy and so sneaky, no one will suspect it’s there! This recipe was sponsored by Birds Eye which can be found in Kroger stores (because I practically live at Fred Meyer)! This avocado pasta salad is loaded with sweet Birds Eye brand corn and peas which cook right in the same pot with the pasta.

This recipe couldn’t be easier. It comes together quickly and is one of the most tempting looking salads I’ve come across. It’s creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying!

The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will shock you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying! | natashaskitchen.com

The idea for this came from this oldie but goodie recipe. This avocado pasta salad is ultra smooth and flavorful. Everything about it is good, and also good for you!!

Ingredients for Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad:

4 cups lightly packed (about 3 oz) fresh baby spinach
4 Tbsp lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
1 garlic clove, sliced
3 medium avocados (2 for the dressing, 1 for salad)
12 oz rotini pasta
1 cup (half of a 10 oz bag) Bird’s Eye frozen sweet peas
1 cup (half of a 10 oz bag) Bird’s Eye frozen corn
2 cups (1 pint) Baby tomatoes, halved
1 tsp sea salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste

The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will shock you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying! | natashaskitchen.com

How To Make Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad:

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions  – I cooked 12 oz pasta in 4 Qts water with 1 Tbsp salt and boiled 10 minutes. About 4 minutes before your pasta is done cooking, add frozen peas and frozen corn and cook 4 minutes or until veggies are crisp tender. Rinse under running cold water to chill the pasta. Drain well and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will shock you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying! | natashaskitchen.com

2. In a food processor or blender, combine half of your spinach, 2 quartered avocados, 4 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 sliced garlic clove, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Pulse/puree until blended then add remaining spinach and pulse until creamy and smooth.

The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will shock you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying! | natashaskitchen.com

3. Add avocado dressing to the pasta bowl along with sliced tomatoes and 1 remaining sliced avocado. Toss everything together until evenly coated. Season to taste with more salt and black pepper.

The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will shock you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying! | natashaskitchen.com

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can garnish with chives and crumbled bacon (totally optional, but nice).

The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will shock you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying! | natashaskitchen.com

P.S. This salad tastes best fresh but leftovers are still good the next day and make for a perfect work or school lunch!

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Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

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The secret ingredient in this creamy avocado pasta salad will shock you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $13-$16
Serving: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups lightly packed (3 oz) fresh baby spinach
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 3 medium avocados (2 for dressing, 1 for salad)
  • 12 oz rotini pasta
  • 1 cup (half of a 10 oz bag) of Bird's Eye frozen sweet peas
  • 1 cup (half of a 10 oz bag) Bird's Eye frozen corn
  • 2 cups (1 pint) baby tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tsp sea salt and ¼ tsp black pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions - I cooked 12 oz pasta in 4 Qts water with 1 Tbsp salt and boiled 10 min. About 4 min before pasta is done cooking, add frozen peas and corn and cook 4 min until veggies are crisp tender. Rinse under running cold water to chill pasta. Drain well and transfer to large mixing bowl.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine half of the spinach, 2 quartered avocados, 4 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 sliced garlic clove, 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper. Pulse until blended then add remaining spinach and blend until creamy and smooth.
  3. Add avocado dressing to pasta bowl along with sliced tomatoes and 1 remaining sliced avocado. Toss salad together until evenly coated. Season to taste with more salt and black pepper.

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The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will shock you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying! | natashaskitchen.com

As a busy Mom, I love shortcuts so I always keep a stash of peas and corn in the freezer and often mix them with fresh ingredients in my cooking for a healthy and easy boost of vegetables.

Q: Do you have any go-to cooking shortcuts, like combining frozen veggies with fresh ingredients? Let me know in a comment below!!

The secret ingredient in this Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad recipe will impress you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Tara
    August 1, 2017

    Hi Natasha! Can I use any frozen corn and peas? I live in Canada so I don’t have that specific brand. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 1, 2017

      Hi Tara, yes absolutely! 🙂 Reply

  • AE
    July 21, 2017

    What protein do you think will go good with this besides bacon bits? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 21, 2017

      You could add diced chicken (rotisserie or other cooked chicken), or hard boiled egg or even salami might be nice. Reply

  • July 15, 2017

    I used avocado yesterday itself and my whole family (including my In laws who mostly eat Indian food), loved the ingredient and so my search for avocado recipes started. I am going to try this pasta and would share when I made this recipe next weekend. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2017

      Please let me know what yo all think of the recipe! Reply

  • Liz Nasaudea
    June 26, 2017

    Just wanted to give you a quick thumbs up! I have tried many of your recipes after my sister in law introduced me to your blog. (Mini pavlos, chicken thigh w/ rice, vanilla mousse, orange stir fry just to name a few) they were all delicious hence why I am always here looking for recipes. I am Romanian and find you recipes satifiying to all taste buds. Keep up the good work. God bless you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 26, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear you have found my site! Thanks for sharing and following! God Bless Liz 😀 Reply

  • May 29, 2017

    I haven’t tried this yet, but I know I’m going to love it. All ingredients are my favorites. The only thing I “might” switch, would be omit the corn and add green pepper or onions. I’ll try the original first though. I’m very excited! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 29, 2017

      It is so easy and delicious! Please let me know what you think Kim! Reply

  • May 28, 2017

    This is just awesome. I really loved the pasta and when i find new recipe with pasta which i didn’t try yet, feels qurious!!! Thanks for this new recipe!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Sarah! Please let me know what you think of this recipe! Reply

  • Olga
    May 27, 2017

    I don’t know, but I think a chocolate cake roll would be good. Also, if you like mint, I would love it to have mint flavor in it. Thanks again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 27, 2017

      Thank you for the suggestion! Reply

  • Vicki
    May 24, 2017

    Hi Natasha I really like how you use avocado 🥑 in most of your salads. I’m an avocado person I love avocados. I used them on every sandwich I make. Thanks for another amazing recipe Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 24, 2017

      My pleasure Vicki! I’m happy to hear you enjoy my salad recipes! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

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