5 from 1 vote
Spinach, Cilantro, Avocado Pasta Salad
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 

Spinach, cilantro, avocado pasta salad is the perfect way to sneak some healthy greens into a yummy dinner that everyone will eat!

Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Unit: bunch, can, clove, cup, teaspoon
Servings: 4
Calories: 347 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups farfalle pasta
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup onion , finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 avocados , diced
  • 1 can navy beans (or chickpeas) , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 medium lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar , or agave
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until done, about 7-9 minutes. Drain pasta and set aside.

  2. Place cilantro and spinach in a food processor and process until chopped into tiny pieces

  3. Add greens to a medium bowl. Add the garlic, onion, tomatoes, avocado, and beans. 

  4. Toss in cooked pasta, and stir until combined. Pour dressing over the top and fold into salad until well coated.

  5. Refrigerate for at least 10-15 minutes to let flavors combine. 

Nutrition Facts
Spinach, Cilantro, Avocado Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 776mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 4g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 37.4%
Vitamin C 36.9%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.