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Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

This Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad is an easy and quick meal that is incredibly flavorful thanks to grilled avocado and a lemon garlic herb dressing.

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Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad on a plate.

This Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad is made with just nine ingredients and is loaded with flavor. First, there’s a light vinaigrette flavored with lemon, parsley, and cilantro. Then comes flavor-packed sundried tomatoes, and bringing them all together are grilled avocados!

Have you had grilled avocados?
I recently did and all I have to say is WOW!

I have always had a love affair with avocados. Creamy and delicious, avocados have been the star of so many dishes from breakfast to dessert.

However, grilling them elevates their taste and texture immensely. Grilled avocados are slightly smoky and nutty. And, depending on how long they are grilled, they can have a delightfully creamy interior and a charred, slightly crisp exterior.

To me, grilled avocados are loaded with flavor. So, I had to use them in a pasta salad to see how it would turn out.
And, WOW! What an epic pasta salad this turned out to be. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed all the flavors in this salad.

From the grilled avocado to juicy sundried tomatoes to the lemon garlic herb dressing, we were hooked!

Avocados and Other Ingredients From Sprouts to make Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

Why do we love this Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad?

This salad is:
• deeeelicious,
• packed with flavor,
• so easy to make,
• You can have it ready in about 20 minutes (or less if you are using pre-cooked pasta)
• a dish vegan and non-vegans alike have loved,
• did I mention it is deeeeelicious?
• and, it is made with only 9 ingredients!

Overhead photo of grilled avocados, lemon dressing, cooked pasta, and sundried tomatoes.

What are the ingredients to make this spin on pasta salad?

You need only a handful of ingredients to make this pasta salad, and they are:

  1. olive oil
  2. fresh lemon juice
  3. Garlic
  4. fresh cilantro
  5. fresh parsley
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. avocados
  8. Farfalle pasta
  9. sundried tomatoes
  10. Canned black beans
Overhead photo of a glass bowl with all the ingredients to make a healthy flavorful version of pasta salad.

Adaptations:

The first 6 ingredients are used to make the dressing for this salad. And, there’s room for flexibility with them. If you don’t have any lemon, then you can use lime. If you are not crazy about cilantro and parsley, then use dill and basil, or tarragon and basil instead.

Overhead photo of a hand mixing together the ingredients to make this healthy pasta salad.

The salad uses Farfalle pasta, but you can use rotini or tortellini instead. If you are following a gluten-free diet, then you can choose one of the many gluten-free pasta options available at Sprouts.


Speaking of Sprouts, I grabbed all the ingredients to make this Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato pasta salad from there. I love shopping at Sprouts as they always have such a wide variety of produce and products!

Overhead photo of tasty and flavorful nutritious dairy free pasta salad.
A large bowl with a tasty and flavorful nutritious dairy free pasta salad.

Every time I stop by Sprouts, I always grab a bunch of Avocados to last me through the week. Avocados are not only creamy and delicious, but they are full of good-for-me nutrients too.

Benefits of Eating Avocados

Avocados are said to be low in sugar, high in fiber, support heart health, contribute towards healthy cholesterol levels, and have more potassium than a banana. They are loaded with potent antioxidants and are a great source of essential vitamins and minerals in a vegan/vegetarian diet.

Getting back to the ingredients to make this salad, I also used sundried tomatoes for flavor. However, you can use olives or capers instead.

While I added in some black beans for a plant-based protein boost, you can leave them out entirely or use another type of bean, if you prefer. If you would like to, you could add in chopped broccoli, sliced carrots, and some diced fresh tomatoes.

If you are looking for a tasty and healthy spin on pasta salad with no added sugar, then this Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad is for you! And, if you make it, I hope you and your loved ones enjoy this immensely!

This Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad is an easy and quick meal that is incredibly flavorful thanks to grilled avocado and a lemon garlic herb dressing.
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F.A.Q.s

Can you make this pasta salad in advance?

Yes, you can make this salad a day in advance. In fact, the flavors intensify more after a day. Just make sure the avocado has been brushed with the dressing with lemon so it doesn’t lose its color.

Do you have to use grilled avocados to make this recipe?

While grilled avocados bring an immense amount of flavor to this dish, you can use diced fresh avocado as well.

How long will this pasta salad last?

You can store this pasta salad in an airtight container and leave it in the fridge for 3 days at the most. You might be able to for longer, but this pasta salad hasn’t ever lasted that long. In fact, very often, we do not even have leftovers of this Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad.

This Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad is an easy and quick meal that is incredibly flavorful thanks to grilled avocado and a lemon garlic herb dressing.

Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Shashi
This Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad is an easy and quick meal that is incredibly flavorful thanks to grilled avocado and a lemon garlic herb dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 grilled avocados
  • 8 oz Farfalle pasta
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomatoes
  • 1 cup blk beans canned

Instructions

  • Peel the garlic cloves and discard the skin.
  • Dice the garlic cloves or grate them and add them to a bowl.
  • To the same bowl, also add olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Wash, dry, and finely chop up the parsley and cilantro and add to the same bowl.
  • Stir all ingredients really well so lemon juice and oil are well incorporated with other ingredients as well.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions and rinse with cold water so it is cool.
  • While the pasta cooks, slice the avocado in half, discard the seeds and remove the skin.
  • Brush each half with the lemon garlic herb dressing and grill them for about a minute or two on each side.
  • Remove the avocado from the grill and cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add avocado to a large serving bowl. Also, add in the cooled pasta.
  • Add in the sundried tomatoes as well.
  • Drain and rinse the black beans and measure out a cup and add it to the bowl with the sundried tomatoes, pasta, and grilled avocado.
  • Then pour in the dressing and gently toss the ingredients together so all ingredients are coated with the dressing and well distributed.
  • All that’s left is to dig in!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 302mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g
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14 Comments

  1. Love the sound of this healthier twist on pasta salad – and those grilled avocado must make this super flavorful.

  2. Loving this recipe! The sun dried tomatoes and avocado give it such a wonderful flavor and creaminess. Yum!

  3. What a great summer pasta recipe! Love grilling avocados – it’s such an unexpected yet delicious way to enjoy them!

  4. Delicious! The grilled avocados turned out great, and this recipe was easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh my goodness! This pasta salad looks absolutely delicious and flavorful! So excited to try this avocado and sundried tomato combination! Sounds so tasty and I can’t wait to make this recipe soon!

  6. So I have grilled avocados on occasion to make grilled guacamole – it’s amazing! However, I’ve never grilled avocados for anything else – and now I’m rethinking that idea. This pasta salad looks incredible, and I do love a good summer pasta salad! Putting this on the list to make ASAP!

  7. Yum! We love pasta salads at this time of the year, and you’ve included so many flavor favorites in yours. Really lovely recipe — such nice flavor, plus great eye appeal. Thanks!

  8. I love grilled avocados! Such a great idea to incorporate them into a pasta salad- looks delish!

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