Yummy Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad for Your Next Lunch

You know those days when don’t feel like cooking a big meal? This pasta salad with avocado dressing is perfect when you don’t have a lot of time, or you need a delicious snack for your next lunch. The buttermilk and avocado make the dressing nice and creamy, and the cilantro and lime give the salad a little pep.

Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

Servings: 4

Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad


    For the salad
  • 230 g whole-grain pasta
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 avocado
  • 200 g low-fat feta
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro
    For the dressing
  • 1 avocado
  • 100 ml buttermilk
  • juice of ½ lime
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • cilantro
  • salt & pepper


  1. 1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. 2. In the meantime, dice the cherry tomatoes, the green onion, the avocado and the feta and chop the cilantro.
  3. 3. For the dressing, blend the flesh of the avocado, the buttermilk, the lime juice and the spices until the dressing has a creamy consistency.
  4. 4. Then combine the pasta with the other ingredients and the dressing, and refrigerate the salad for at least one hour before serving.

Tip: If you are vegan, just leave out the buttermilk and feta. As a source of protein, you could use tofu instead. Plus, a dash of starchy pasta water makes the dressing extra creamy.

One serving of pasta salad contains about 420 calories, 52 g of carbohydrates, 25 g of protein and 17 g of fat.



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