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
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
- salt & pepper
- 1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
- 2. In the meantime, dice the cherry tomatoes, the green onion, the avocado and the feta and chop the cilantro.
- 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. 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.