Tomato, Basil, Avocado Pasta Salad with bowtie pasta, fresh avocado, cherry tomatoes, bacon, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese.

Every day around lunchtime I always seem to be scrambling to make Jackson (my one-year-old) and I something easy and healthy. We’re both usually really hungry by the time I get around to preparing lunch, so I basically have to use whatever I can chop up that’s in the fridge that day. That’s how this pasta salad was born.

I try to mix up the foods we eat each meal so that Jackson gets a variety of foods every day, and I think this has helped him to be quite an adventurous and happy eater. Two of his absolute favorites are tomatoes and avocados, so I tend to include them in lots of meals. We both gobbled up this pasta salad like it was our last meal on earth. It is sooooo good! It’s made with all fresh ingredients, so you really can’t go wrong. Even the dressing is simple lemon juice and olive oil. Everything seems to taste better when it’s simple, fresh, and healthy!

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Recipe

Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 20 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 2 avocados , peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup fresh basil leaves , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl toss together the cherry tomatoes, avocado, bacon, basil, and garlic.
  • Drizzle mixture with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 281mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 485IUVitamin C: 16.8mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1.2mg

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Nutrition Facts
Tomato, Basil, Avocado Pasta Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
302
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
10
%
Cholesterol
 
7
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
82
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
281
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
45
g
15
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
485
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
16.8
mg
20
%
Calcium
 
28
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1.2
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lauren Allen

Welcome! I’m Lauren, a mom of four and lover of good food. Here you’ll find easy recipes and weeknight meal ideas made with real ingredients, with step-by-step photos and videos.

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  1. Oh yum! This looks so delicious!! Very light and Springy – perfect for this time of year. Thanks for the great recipe!