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Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Avocado

10 mins Serves 4 Creamy California Avocados and tasty Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts star in this delicious pasta salad recipe featuring the flavors of the Mediterranean. A simple dressing made with fresh lemon juice and STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil keeps it easy to make. #STARFineFoods Ingredients: 3 Tbsp. STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. loosely packed fresh dill 1/2 lb. orecchiette or small pasta, cooked, drained and cooled 1 large, ripe California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2” cubes 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half 1/2 medium hot house cucumber, cut lengthwise in quarters and sliced 1 (6.5-oz) jar Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and cut in half Instructions:

Place olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a food processor or blender; blend until creamy. Add dill and pulse just until incorporated.

Pour over pasta and toss to coat.

Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine.

Serve.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Avocado

Creamy California Avocados and tasty Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts star in this delicious pasta salad recipe featuring the flavors of the Mediterranean. A simple dressing made with fresh lemon juice and STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil keeps it easy to make. #STARFineFoods

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. loosely packed fresh dill
  • 1/2 lb. orecchiette or small pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 1 large, ripe California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 1/2 medium hot house cucumber, cut lengthwise in quarters and sliced
  • 1 (6.5-oz) jar Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and cut in half

Instructions

1

Place olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a food processor or blender; blend until creamy. Add dill and pulse just until incorporated.

2

Pour over pasta and toss to coat.

3

Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine.

4

Serve.

1

Place olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a food processor or blender; blend until creamy. Add dill and pulse just until incorporated.

2

Pour over pasta and toss to coat.

3

Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine.

4

Serve.

Recipe developed by: http://www.californiaavocado.com/

Prep Time: N/A

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Serves: 4

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