Mexican Avocado BLT Pasta Salad

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad will be a hit at your BBQ or picnic!

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad with avocados blended into a cilantro lime dressing and chunks for a delicious creamy bite with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.Avocado BLT Pasta Salad is a quick and easy delicious lunch or light dinner option perfect for the warm weather we’ve all been so excited for.  As more clients want lighter, fresher meals, things that they don’t have to turn on the oven for, like pasta salad, are a perfect option for a family picnic, or meals on the patio with a fruity drink.

Want more ways to use avocados?

  • Just like in this Avocado BLT Pasta Salad, toss your cubed avocados with lemon or lime juice to prevent browning.
  • Making a guacamole or using just half the avocado? Just sprinkle on the lemon or lime juice over the top.
  • If your avocados don’t feel quite ripe yet, add them to a brown paper bag with a banana or apple. The fruit emits a totally natural gas that speeds up the ripening process of the avocado.
  • Have an avocado ready to go and you need it to wait? Keep it in your fridge, it will slow down the ripening process.
  • Testing if the avocado is fresh? Fresh avocados have a bit of give when you apply pressure. If it feels like a baseball, they’re not ripe, if there is no resistance to your slight pressure, the avocado is a bit overripe.

Avocados From Mexico are an easy way to add fresh fun flavors to your Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

  • Want chunks of avocados on top of your favorite salads? Make a Spicy Avocado Caesar Salad with an avocado and a bit of hot sauce blended with your favorite Caesar dressing. Add some Cotija cheese, lettuce and croutons tossed with a small pinch of cayenne for a fun play on the classic Caesar dressing.
  • Classic Mexican staples like tacos, burritos and nachos are fun with added chunks of Avocados From Mexico or guacamole, but you can also make a delicious avocado quesadilla. Sliced thinly and topped with cheese, the creamy, fresh flavors of the avocados are a natural fit to the cheese inside the quesadilla.
  • As a spread on your sandwiches: blend an Avocado From Mexico with some mayonnaise or yogurt with a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice for a great sandwich spread.

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Mexican Avocado BLT Pasta Salad

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad with avocados blended into a cilantro lime dressing and chunks for a delicious creamy bite with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

Salad:

  • 1 pound pasta bowties , cooked and drained
  • 1/2 pound bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups chopped romaine
  • 1 large Avocado From Mexico , diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup tomato , diced

Dressing:

  • 1 Avocado From Mexico
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  • To make the dressing:
  • Add the mayonnaise, hot sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, Kosher salt and 2 tablespoons lime juice to a small food processor and blend until smooth.
  • To make the salad:
  • Add the lime juice to the chunks of Avocados From Mexico, and layer the pasta, bacon, romaine, avocados and tomatoes.
  • Add the dressing and gently combine.

Nutrition

Calories: 744kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1582mg | Potassium: 693mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2365IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2.9mg
Keyword: Mexican Avocado BLT Pasta Salad

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad with avocados blended into a cilantro lime dressing and chunks for a delicious creamy bite with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.

Check out Avocados From Mexico to learn more about all the ways you can enjoy avocados all year round! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados From Mexico.

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad with avocados blended into a cilantro lime dressing and chunks for a delicious creamy bite with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.
Avocado BLT Pasta Salad with avocados blended into a cilantro lime dressing and chunks for a delicious creamy bite with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.
Avocado BLT Pasta Salad with avocados blended into a cilantro lime dressing and chunks for a delicious creamy bite with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Oh wow this looks fabulous!! I’m always looking for new takes on classics, and this sounds perfect. My husband would just love it! Thanks!!!

  2. Oh goodness I love avocados! Adding them to a pasta salad with bacon in it sounds like pure heaven!

  3. I love pasta salads. They are perfect for summer! I am digging the avocado in this one 🙂

  4. My kiddos love avocados! This pasta salad sounds perfect for the summer!

  5. This salad has ALL the good stuff in it! I know this would be a hit at any party – I have some friends who are seriously avocado-obsessed 🙂 Yummed and pinned!

  6. Avocado and pasta is so perfect a salad! I think I could eat this everyday and not get sick of it. Love your use of avocado in this recipe.

  7. What a glorious combination of flavors, this pasta salad sounds fabulous!

  8. I love all types of pasta salads and always looking for new versions! This is a great one! Perfect for Cinco!

  9. What a fun and delicious salad to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this week! Love the bacon paired with the avocado-cilantro-lime dressing.

  10. What a great way to use delicious avocados! 🙂 This salad will definitely make my menu soon. Looks amazing!