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Avocado & Artichoke Pasta Salad

A squeeze of lime, a sprinkle of cilantro and a little avocado make this a creamy and zingy pasta salad. —Carrie Farias, Oak Ridge, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked gemelli or spiral pasta
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  • In a large bowl, combine pasta, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, avocado and cheese. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients. Pour over pasta mixture; toss gently to combine. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 188 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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