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Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Pasta Salad

Summer is a great time to try out new salads, and I LOVE this creamy Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Pasta Salad.  The dressing is tangy and includes dill – which makes it oh, so good.  I found the recipe on Pinterest – and you can see the blog post HERE.

You’ll need the following ingredients:



  • 12 oz. Rotini
  • 1 pkg. bacon pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup tomatoes (diced and seeded)
  • 1 avocado (the recipe called for 2, but I felt like 1 was enough)
  • 1 cup mayo
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill

First, cook pasta according to package directions:


While the pasta is cooking, mix up the dressing. Add your mayo, lemon, salt, pepper, garlic powder and dill together.


Use a whisk to mix up the ingredients – I just mix them up in the bowl I’m going to serve the salad in.


Cut up the tomatoes (and seed them), the avocado and dump in the bacon pieces (mix).


Once the pasta is cooked, strain and rinse with cold water until cooled – add the pasta to the rest of the ingredients, mix and enjoy.


This was a crowd pleaser at the potluck I went to yesterday – came home with just enough to enjoy today for supper!


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