BLT pasta salad with avocado dressing
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Serves: 6
  • *for the dressing*
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice of ½ lemon {2-3 tbsp}
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • *for the salad*
  • 1 box {1 lb} farfalle pasta
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 4-5 small tomatoes, diced {about 2 cups}
  • 2-3 cups chopped butter lettuce or romaine lettuce
  • 1 lb sliced bacon, cut into small pieces
  1. First, make the dressing. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a food processor, and blend until smooth and creamy. You can add a little more milk to make it thinner if you wish.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions, then drain well and pour into a large bowl. Toss with the dressing.
  3. Cook the bacon to desired crispiness, drain on a paper towel, and add to the pasta. Mix in the lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed, and enjoy!
  4. *NOTE* If making the pasta salad ahead of time or saving leftovers, mix in the lettuce right before serving or it will wilt and become soggy.
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at