Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

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Our avocado bacon pasta salad recipe is the perfect combination of creamy, smoky, and zesty flavors. Whip it up as a side dish or pack it for lunch — either way, you’ll love every bite!

Avocado Bacon and Tomato Macaroni Salad

Time to get your mouthwatering for a fresh new dish that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Just as easy as an Avocado, Bacon, Tomato Sandwich, the macaroni salad will be your party side dish go-to.

Introducing the Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad: a delicious combination of creamy avocado, salty bacon, and al dente pasta all coated in a light yet flavorful dressing.

Whether you’re making it as a summer side dish or bringing it along for lunch, this salad is sure to be an instant hit.

A bowl of pasta with bacon and avocado.

Just imagine diving into the delectable array of flavors with every bite.

Juicy tomatoes mingling with smoky bacon, flavored against velvety avocado and zesty lemon juice.

Add some crunchy Parmesan shavings on top and you have yourself one delicious summer meal!

This Recipe Is…

  • Avocado bacon pasta salad is beloved for the flavor and texture it delivers.
  • The creamy avocado and savory bacon are complemented by the hearty pasta.
  • A variety of flavors meld together with a dressing or fresh herbs.
  • The dish can be easily customized to different tastes, making it versatile.
  • Its irresistible combination of creamy avocado and crispy bacon creates an alluring bite.
Avocado bacon pasta salad.

(Makes about 6-8 side servings.)

Prep time: 15

Additional Time: 1 hour

What You Need

  • Elbow macaroni, cooked according to the package
  • Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Grape tomatoes, halved
  • Avocado chopped (half a large avocado)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh parsley, freshly chopped (more for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
Bacon and tomatoes on a cutting board.

How to Make an Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

In a large bowl add cold macaroni, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix all the ingredients, making sure the mayonnaise is coating the macaroni well.

Avocado salad with bacon and tomatoes.

To the same bowl, add bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and parsley.

A bowl of pasta salad with bacon and avocado.

Toss ingredients together, and garnish with additional parsley if desired.

Serve.

A bowl of pasta with bacon and avocado.

Recipe Variations

Southwest Style:

  • Ingredients:
    • Cooked bacon, crumbled
    • Diced tomatoes
    • Black beans, rinsed and drained
    • Corn kernels (grilled or canned)
    • Chopped cilantro

Grilled Avocado and Bacon:

  • Ingredients:
    • Grilled avocado slices
    • Crispy bacon bits
    • Cherry tomatoes, halved
    • Arugula or baby spinach
    • Balsamic vinaigrette

Mediterranean Twist:

  • Ingredients:
    • Diced avocado
    • Crispy pancetta or prosciutto
    • Chopped sun-dried tomatoes
    • Kalamata olives, sliced
    • Feta cheese
    • Lemon vinaigrette (lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, herbs)

Vegan Version:

  • Ingredients:
    • Smoked or marinated tofu cubes (to replace bacon)
    • Diced avocado
    • Cherry tomatoes, halved
    • Red onion, finely chopped
    • Cilantro or parsley
    • Vegan mayonnaise or tahini dressing

What to Serve the Bacon Avocado Pasta With

Printable Recipe Card and Nutritional Values

A bowl of pasta with bacon and avocado.

Avocado, Bacon, Tomato Salad Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Our avocado bacon pasta salad recipe is the perfect combination of creamy, smoky, and zesty flavors. Whip it up as a side dish or pack it for lunch — either way, you’ll love every bite!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz elbow macaroni, cooked according to the package
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 ½ cups of avocado, chopped (half a large avocado)
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, freshly chopped (more for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl add cold macaroni, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  2. Mix all the ingredients, making sure the mayonnaise is coating the macaroni well.
  3. To the same bowl, add bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and parsley. Toss ingredients together, and garnish with additional parsley if desired.
  4. Serve. Avocado tomato bacon pasta salad.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 329Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 20mgSodium 361mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 6g

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Conclusion

The Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad is a refreshing take on a classic combination and the perfect side dish.

It’s light, fresh, and full of flavor, a crowd-pleaser at any holiday gathering.

The creamy avocado, smoky bacon, al dente pasta, and tangy dressing will make you forget about any other salad you’ve ever had.

It’s versatile and quick to prepare, making it the ideal dish for lunch, dinner, or even a picnic.

So, grab your fork, dive into the delicious array of flavors, and start your journey to salad heaven!

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Thanksgiving side avocado bacon pasta.

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