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Pasta Salads are a staple in my summer menu.  They make for a perfect side to grilled protein and an easy make-ahead recipe to make in bulk for summer get-togethers.  This Avocado Lemon Pasta Salad is  loaded with fresh veggies, lentil pasta, and the creamiest avocado dressing. It is super nourishing since I swapped the classic mayo base with avocado and Greek yogurt to achieve that rich and creamy consistency.  The best part is, you can customize the pasta salad with whatever veggies or pasta of your preference.  I like to use lentil pasta to make it more satisfying since 1 serving provides 14g of plant-based protein.  Grab the recipe to enjoy all summer long!

Avocado Lemon Pasta Salad Recipe

Servings: About 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Author: Huma Naz

Salad Ingredients

  • 8 oz cooked pasta of your choice( I used red lentil pasta from Tolerant Foods)

  • 2 cups chopped vegetables of your choice ( I used bell peppers and cucumbers)


  • 1 ripe medium sized avocado

  • 2 large garlic cloves

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt ( Greek or regular)

  • Juice from 1/2 small lemon

  • 1/4 cup cilantro

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Optional topping: crumbled feta or parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and run under cold water. 

  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

  3. Combine pasta, veggies, and dressing in a large bowl. Toss to coat well. Sprinkle over feta or parmesan topping if desired. 

  4. Serve right away or chilled for an hour.  


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