Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

Avocado gives this pasta salad its creaminess and adds fibre, healthy fats, and vitamins. A great dish for warmer weather, this pasta salad fills you up without weighing you down.

Makes 12 Servings
Total Time 11 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Container 1.4-Litre Container


For the Dressing:
  • 360ml water
  • 350g (3) ripe avocado, peeled, pitted
  • 1 tsp dried onion flake
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
For the Salad:
  • 454g pasta, cooked, cooled
  • 60g (½) red onion, sliced thin
  • 130g cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 145g (½) cucumber, diced
  • 180g artichoke hearts, chopped



For the Dressing:
    • Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
    • Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 40-50 seconds, using the tamper to push ingredients toward the blades.

      For the Salad:

      • Toss the avocado basil sauce with the pasta salad ingredients to combine. Hold in an airtight container until serving.


        Chef's Note

        • This clever dressing has all the delicious creaminess of a regular salad dressing, but is so much more nutrient dense, packed with healthy fats, fibre, and other vitamins and minerals thanks to the use of avocado.

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