Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad is a delicious summer pasta salad recipe! It's full of bacon, tomatoes, avocado, all topped with a tangy, creamy dressing!

Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

This avocado pasta salad is perfection, the salty, crunchy bacon, paired with the creamy cool avocado, sweet ripe tomatoes, and tangy red onion - mix it all up with your favorite noodles, and a 5 ingredient dressing and this pasta salad is a perfect spring or summer side dish!

I love pasta salads because they are the perfect thing to make for potlucks or a backyard BBQ. From traditional macaroni salad to Hawaiian tortellini salad or chicken caesar pasta salad. Pasta salads are a perfect cold side dish for a hot day, and this one comes together in a short time!

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Helpful Tips to make Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad:

  • You can easily make this a BLT avocado pasta salad with the addition of a couple cups of chopped up lettuce. You'll want about 4 cups!
  • Cook your bacon in the oven so you can avoid splatters, which makes the clean up so easy, and helps you from getting burned too!
  • Use this handy tip for halving tomatoes. It is a great time saver!
  • Another great addition to this pasta salad is little cubes of chopped up cheese. Something like swiss, or Monterey Jack! You'll want about 1 cup.

What you will need to make Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad:

  • Avocado Tool - After spending hours in the clinic with our cousin last Easter, I decided that this tool is a necessity in our kitchen.
  • Mason Jar - I love to use jars to make dressings. It is so simple to toss it all in a jar put the lid on and shake the living tar out of it. Then if there is any left over, you can store it in the jar too.


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Check out more of our favorite pasta salad recipes:

Hawaiian Tortellini Salad  
Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad
Southern Style Macaroni Salad

Yield: 8 Servings

Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad is a delicious summer pasta salad recipe! It's full of bacon, tomatoes, avocado, all topped with a tangy, creamy dressing!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: total time: 15 mins


  • 8 ounces bowtie pasta (or other medium-sized pasta)
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
Creamy Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook pasta noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking.
  2. Place noodles, tomatoes, avocado, bacon, and red onion in a large bowl.
  3. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir together till totally smooth.
  4. Pour dressing over pasta salad and toss everything together!
  5. Cover bowl and place pasta salad in the fridge for about 2 hours (or more) before serving!

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