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Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

Creamy avocado lemon pasta salad with fresh cherry tomatoes, bacon, Parmesan cheese and avocado chunks. This cold salad is great for potlucks, BBQ's, holiday parties. It makes for an appetizing side dish, lunch or dinner recipe.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 avocados , peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked and chopped

Instructions

  • Bring water to boil in a medium sauce pan set on medium/high heat on the stove top. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. This will prevent the noodles from sticking together later and absorbing all the liquid. Cook pasta according to directions then rinse under cold water. Set aside in strainer and lightly spray with cooking oil or a few splashes of olive oil. Cook 8 slices bacon or use bacon bites, then chop and set aside.
  • In a blender combine 1 1/2 avocado, 2 tablespoons olive oil, sour cream, lemon juice, dill and dash of salt. Blend until smooth, adding a little water to have more liquid. Toss dressing with cold pasta and Parmesan cheese. Add chopped cherry tomatoes and chopped bacon and gently mix. Add remaining chopped 1/2 avocado. Sprinkle a little dill on top to garnish. Refrigerate until ready to serve.