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Easy Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: gluten free, salad, 30 minute meal, side dishes, kid friendly, pasta
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Easy Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad tossed with fresh arugula, bacon, and a balsamic vinaigrette. The perfect summer salad or side dish to bring for all those backyard BBQ parties!


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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. TruRoots Ancient Grain Elbow Noodle Pasta
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 3 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • Balsamic Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, dry basil, salt, and pepper to taste. Whisk until mixture to combined and the oil & vinegar no longer separate. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  3. Add TruRoots pasta to boiling water. Stir and let it cook for 2-3 minutes or until your desired tenderness. Immediately remove from the pot, and drain.
  4. Add noodle to a large bowl and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  5. To the noodle bowl add arugula, strawberries, bacon, and garlic powder. Using a spoon mix all the ingredients together.
  6. Add in the avocado and drizzle with balsamic dressing. Gently toss everything together so it’s all combined and serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 185 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg.

Keywords: gluten free, salad, 30 minute meal, side dishes, kid friendly, pasta, pasta salad, avocado, fresh strawberry