Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is one of my favorites, but can be deceiving when it comes to nutrition. Using quinoa pasta helps up the nutrition of the actual pasta (and makes it gluten free), and avocado is a great creamy substitute for mayo! Not to mention it’s delicious! I kept the serving size as specified by the box, but you could probably make this recipe into 3 servings rather than 2.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup arugula chopped
  • 1/2 avocado mashed
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt nonfat
  • 4 oz pasta
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt to taste
  • Procedure

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside and allow to cool.
  • Mix mashed avocado, Greek yogurt, mustard, salt, pep and garlic powder until well combined. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Toss cooled pasta with celery, red pepper and blueberries. Coat the salad thoroughly with your avocado
  • Enjoy, or cool before devouring!
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 recipe
    yields 2 large servings servings
    Calories: 348

    • 60g Carbs

    • 9g Fat

    • 12g Protein

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