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Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
The secret ingredient in this creamy avocado pasta salad will shock you! This avocado pasta salad is easy, creamy, vibrant, fresh and so satisfying!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $13-$16
Calories: 433 kcal
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

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