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Everyone will love this pasta salad recipe that's packed with tomatoes, corn and black beans. We lighten up the creamy dressing with avocado for a healthier version of a picnic favorite.


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Recipe Summary

20 mins


Pasta Salad


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare dressing: Combine avocado, mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic, salt and cumin in a mini food processor. Puree until smooth.

  • To prepare pasta salad: Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, then drain again. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in tomatoes, beans, corn, Cheddar, onion and cilantro. Add the dressing and toss to coat.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate, without dressing, for up to 1 day. Toss with the dressing about 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup
290 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 37.1g; dietary fiber 6.2g; sugars 2.6g; fat 12.8g; saturated fat 3.3g; cholesterol 13.5mg; vitamin a iu 401.5IU; vitamin c 8.7mg; folate 37.6mcg; calcium 80mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 16.1mg; potassium 254.2mg; sodium 343.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 fat, 1/2 vegetable, 2 starch, 1/2 high-fat protein