Avocado BLT Pasta Salad

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Avocado BLT Pasta Salad recipe is the popular combination of bacon, lettuce and tomato mixed with a creamy avocado dressing in this crowd-pleasing side dish!

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad recipe is the popular combination of bacon, lettuce and tomato mixed with a creamy avocado dressing in this crowd-pleasing side dish!

Ahhhh the last long weekend of summer is coming up next week!  I can hardly believe it.  Luckily, good food always distracts me from thinking about my beloved summer season coming to an end and I have a fantastic recipe to share with you today.

The next best thing to eating good food is talking about and I know I have done my fair share of that on this blog.  You all love to hear my food ramblings, right?  This Avocado BLT Pasta Salad I made with GoAvo was my lunch three days in a row.  Now if you know me at all you would know what a HUGE deal that is as I actually dislike leftovers.  The truth is, I am weird and get bored of eating the same thing two days in a row.  Rarely does a food come along that will get me to do the whole leftover thing.  This pasta salad, guys. I mean, come on – bacon, creamy avocado dressing, and pasta all together in one delicious side dish?  Sign me UP!

Easy Avocado BLT Pasta Salad recipe is the tasty combo of bacon, lettuce and tomato mixed with a creamy avocado dressing in this crowd-pleasing side dish!

The beauty of this recipe is that you can use any variety of GoAvo of your choosing: Original, Basil, or Chipotle.  I can honestly see this tasting great with any of those three flavors.  GoAvo makes my life so much easier as it tastes amazing on it’s own and also adds the perfect creaminess to dishes such as this pasta salad.  I know with Labor Day coming up we can all use a quick and easy side dish idea to bring to our picnics and BBQ’s – so look no further!

I’m so glad you’re here! Follow along on Pinterest for more inspiration! 

GoAvo is the eggless “new way to mayonnaise” and has the flavor profile and consistency that is similar to aioli and mayo.  It is an all-natural avocado-based condiment and can be a simple replacement for mayo in any recipe (egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, or just simply spread it on a sandwich or burger).   It gives just the right amount of flavor without all of the added calories and fat! I used GoAvo when I made these Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos and they were incredible!

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad recipe is the popular combination of bacon, lettuce and tomato mixed with a creamy avocado dressing in this perfect side dish for Memorial day, Labor, Day or 4th of July picnics!

Each bottle of GoAvo contains about 85% avocado as well as grapeseed oil, white wine vinegar and lemon juice. I know we all love a good, simple ingredient list of things we can actually pronounce, am I right?  GoAvo has no artificial preservatives, is vegan-friendly, non-GMO certified, soy-free, gluten-free and made with organic ingredients.  Also, one tablespoon of GoAvo is 25 calories whereas one tablespoon of mayo has a whopping 90 calories!

So, for Labor Day weekend or any other ordinary weekend of your life, this Avocado BLT Pasta Salad will make you want to choose it over a BLT sandwich any day!  Yup, I said it…

Be sure to stay in touch with GoAvo on Instagram and Facebook for more delicious recipe ideas!  I have had many inquiries on where to buy it, so check out there store locator to see where you can buy a bottle (or two….or five) for yourself!  Enjoy!

Healthy GoAvo Avocado Spread. The new gluten free and clean-eating alternative to mayonnaise!

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 16
 
Avocado BLT Pasta Salad recipe is the popular combination of bacon, lettuce and tomato mixed with a creamy avocado dressing in this crowd-pleasing side dish!
Ingredients
  • !Because of the avocado components in this recipe, don't make too far in advance as avocado tends to brown somewhat quickly. Salad will still taste fine but not have as appealing of a color to it.
  • 1 pound pasta (I used medium shells)
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 4 cups (6 oz.) baby spinach
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 Cup GoAvo Avocado Spread
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water according to directions on the box - don't over-cook it as you don't want mushy pasta.
  2. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crispy and then set on paper towels to drain. When it is cool, crumble the bacon.
  4. Stir the GoAvo spread with the lime juice in a small bowl. I find this keeps the vibrant green color lasting a bit longer.
  5. Mix all ingredients together in a large serving bowl, toss in the GoAvo dressing right before serving and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

 Disclaimer:  Thank you, GoAvo, for sponsoring this conversation.  All opinions remain 100% my own, as always.

 

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

23 Responses to “Avocado BLT Pasta Salad”

  1. August 23, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    I’ve seen GoAvo and have been reluctant to try it – but after having read your review, I cannot wait to get my hands on some! Ashley – your avocado blt pasta salad looks delicious!

    • August 23, 2016 at 11:58 AM #

      You must try it! You will love it!

  2. August 23, 2016 at 12:03 PM #

    This is all of my favorites in one bowl!

    • August 23, 2016 at 12:04 PM #

      You have great taste, Stephanie! 🙂

  3. August 23, 2016 at 1:24 PM #

    What a fun recipe, Ashley! I love a good BLT salad, but the avocado in this one totally takes it to a whole new level. I’ll have to try that spread soon! 🙂

    • August 23, 2016 at 1:28 PM #

      Yeah definitely try it! You will love it. Thanks, David!!

  4. August 23, 2016 at 1:28 PM #

    I have heard nothing but good things about this avocado spread. Great use and the salad sounds delish.

    • August 23, 2016 at 1:42 PM #

      You heard right then! 🙂 Thanks, Christine!

  5. August 23, 2016 at 4:12 PM #

    I still haven’t tried this spread yet. It looks perfect in this salad!

    • August 23, 2016 at 4:23 PM #

      You gotta try it soon! Thanks, Eva!

  6. August 23, 2016 at 4:29 PM #

    I totally need to try that avo spread!!!! YUM.

    • August 23, 2016 at 4:39 PM #

      Get right on that! LOL Thank you, Kelly!

  7. August 23, 2016 at 4:50 PM #

    I love the sound of this. pinning!

    • August 23, 2016 at 4:52 PM #

      Thanks so much for the pin, Theresa!

  8. August 23, 2016 at 5:21 PM #

    What a great dinner option! I love everything about it!

    • August 23, 2016 at 5:31 PM #

      Thanks! Yeah, you could definitely make a meal out of this one!

  9. August 23, 2016 at 5:36 PM #

    I definitely need to try GoAvo! It sounds great, as does this salad. So much yum!

    • August 23, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

      Thanks, Erin! Yeah it’s pretty darn good! 🙂

  10. August 24, 2016 at 7:44 AM #

    I have NEVER seen this before, but I need to find myself some…totally my kind of spread! As a person who must have avocado on her BLT’s, this pasta salad sounds amazing. I’d eat for a week if I thought it would last that long.

  11. August 24, 2016 at 10:06 AM #

    Great salad — very creative. And that spread sounds wonderful. Thanks for introducing me to it!

  12. August 24, 2016 at 12:01 PM #

    Yummy, this sounds like such a great Summer salad!

  13. August 24, 2016 at 11:24 PM #

    I have been meaning to try GoAvo for a bit now – this recipe sounds like the perfect recipe to try it with and perfect for the Labor Day holiday.

  14. August 26, 2016 at 1:46 AM #

    This is the coolest pasta salad around. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I need to find this GoAvo and make this asap!!!

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