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Creamy Bacon, Avocado, and Tomato Pasta Salad

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My husband loves anything with bacon. I don’t make it very often, but when I do I try to make it as healthy as I can. So I found this tasty recipe that includes avocados along with the bacon. Avocados are an excellent source of  good fat. Nice to know some fat is good! 🙂

You’ll need:

8 ounces cooked pasta

1 large avocado, pitted and sliced

1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes

6 slices crispy cooked bacon

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh pepper

1 teaspoon of dried dill

Cook the pasta and fry up the bacon … then let cool.

In a bowl whisk the mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper and dill together.

 

Add the cooked pasta, bacon, tomatoes and avocado and mix. Chill for 30 minutes.

 

If you are making this salad for a later date add the avocado 30 minutes before serving so it doesn’t get brown. That’s it, simple as can be. It’s really tasty too. 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Creamy Bacon, Avocado, and Tomato Pasta Salad”

  1. Katherines Corner says:

    Oh my stars you had me at bacon! Thank you so much for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop so much fun Hugs!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I love simple and easy meal ideas! I think this is one the whole family will love! Have a great weekend, Diane!

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    What a delicious Pasta Salad, we would love it! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Miz Helen

  4. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Yum! Pinning, and thanks for sharing at Creativity Unleashed!

  5. Cindy ~Hun... What's for Dinner? says:

    This is one of my favourite pasta salads. I’m crazy about avocado! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  6. Shirley @ Intelligent Domestications says:

    OOlala! That sure looks good! Who says salads are for summer? This would be good now in the middle of winter 🙂

  7. Cynthia says:

    I agree with your husband about bacon! And this looks delicious. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  8. Lisa says:

    This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. 🙂 http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/01/try-new-recipe-tuesday-january-21.html

  9. Helen says:

    Wow, this looks fantastic. I’ve been experimenting a bit with avocado. I know it’s healthy, but I have a problem with the texture when it’s in chunks or slices. This should fix that problem!

  10. monique s. says:

    This looks so perfect for a summertime backyard BBQ and would be perfect with steak or burgers

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