This pasta salad is creamy and full of flavour thanks to the avocado and pesto. It's the perfect addition to summer.
avocado, Pasta, Pesto, salad
250gramsdry pastaI used bow tie
1tablespoonfresh lemon juice
2cupscherry tomatoescut in half
2cupslightly packed arugula or baby spinach leaves
1/2long English cucumberdiced
1/4cupfinely diced red onion
1/4cupshredded fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until the pasta is al dente (just done) and drain in a colander. Rinse the pasta with cold water to stop the cooking and set it aside.
In a mini food processor combine the pesto, avocado and lemon juice. Process until the mixture is smooth.
Combine the cooked pasta along with the remaining ingredients and the avocado pesto dressing and toss together to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.