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Pesto & Avocado Pasta Salad

Simple and easy to make, this refreshing pasta salad is great for any summer day with a new flavor in every bite. With healthy fats from avocado and pine nuts, antioxidants from tomatoes and basil, and some good ol' carbs from pasta, you'll be fueled for whatever your day may bring! Want protein? Add chicken or shrimp!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz gemelli noodles
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup feta cheese

Pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook noodles as directed. Strain and let cool.
  2. Combine all pesto ingredients.
  3. Mix into cooled noodles, stirring well.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and gently mix together.
  5. Serve chilled.

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