Spicy Tomato Avocado Pasta Salad

Tomatoes are so good and flavorful this time of the year!  If you grow them in your garden, you are lucky, but if not you can get them at Fresh and Natural foods!  The cherry tomatoes are my favorite, especially for using in salads, because all you have to do is cut them in half.  The pasta salad I am sharing with you today features them, along with creamy avocados in a creamy delicious garlic sauce and spicy jalapenos.  It is a quick and easy dinner that you can get on the table in about 30 minutes, and not only that, it is delicious too!  It also happens to be gluten free because it is made with a high protein lentil pasta and vegan because that creamy sauce actually contains no dairy!  So, the next time you are in the mood for pasta salad, give this a try!

Amy

Author: Amy

Amy currently works in our deli contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan dessert and food blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She is also a cookbook author, of the books Just Vegan Cakes, Fragrant Vanilla Cake: Sweet and Savory and Rawlicious Desserts. She specializes in raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local,fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



Ingredients


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, jalapeno and pasta.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients.
  3. Toss the sauce with the veggies and pasta, and serve!

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Salad
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Entree

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy