Whether you’re grilling up Roasted Jalapeño Carne Asada Sliders, Bruschetta Turkey Burgers or Blackened Grilled Salmon, this Bacon Tomato Avocado Salad is the perfect side to complete a delicious summer BBQ!
After running across a bag of super cute Stars & Stripes Pasta at World Market last week, I knew that I had to come home and prepare a new pasta salad recipe for the summer!
Pasta and potato salads usually aren’t my favorite because they’re covered in mayo and sometimes lacking in flavor. I found a simple solution to both of these problems. Toss the pasta salad in avocado dressing!
The avocado dressing provides the same creaminess as mayo, but it’s so much healthier and it gives a huge boost of flavor to a simple pasta salad!
I love adding avocado to a BLT sandwich, so I took that concept and turned it into a scrumptious summer salad recipe!
- 2 cups pasta (uncooked)
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)
- ½ cup bacon (app 6 slices – cooked & crumbled)
- ½ cup avocado dressing (←click link for recipe)
- ¼ cup fresh parmesan cheese (grated)
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
Toss the pasta with the cherry tomatoes and bacon.
Add the avocado dressing and toss to coat.
Top with fresh parmesan cheese and serve.
This salad can be served warm or cold, but I do recommend serving it the same day you make it.
♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit the bacon to make this recipe vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: Use gluten-free pasta to make this recipe gluten-free.