Avocado Pasta Salad


This yummy pasta salad contains all of my favorites, fresh juicy cherry tomatoes, crispy bacon and deliciously creamy avocados!  However, the best part of this recipe is the luscious avocado dressing…  full of flavor and silky smooth!  To make this a main dish we sometimes add chopped grilled or rotisserie chicken.
Ingredients
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    Salad
    • 8 oz rotini or bow tie pasta
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
    • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
    • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice
    Dressing
    • 1 ripe Avocado
    • ½ fresh Lime, juiced
    • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
    • ½ teaspoon cumin
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ½ Cup Buttermilk
    • salt & pepper to taste

    Instructions

    Dressing
    1. Place all dressing ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
    Salad
    1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
    2. Toss diced avocado with lime juice.
    3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl gently toss with dressing.
    4. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

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