Avocado Basil Pasta

Avocado Basil Pasta is the perfect salad for summer! Full of ripe creamy avocados, crisp bacon and juicy tomatoes, you and yours truly are going to love this! Looking for more pasta dishes to enjoy, you are in the right spot. Try these tried and true pasta dishes, Goulash, Carbonara, and Shrimp Pasta! Avocado Basil…

Avocado Basil Pasta

Avocado Basil Pasta is the perfect salad for summer! Full of ripe creamy avocados, crisp bacon and juicy tomatoes, you and yours truly are going to love this!

Looking for more pasta dishes to enjoy, you are in the right spot. Try these tried and true pasta dishes, Goulash, Carbonara, and Shrimp Pasta!

Avocado basil pasta in a bowl.

Avocado Basil Pasta Salad

This is probably one of the best pasta salads that I have ever made. I LOVE fresh avocado and when combined with fresh tomatoes and basil, it takes pasta salad to a whole new level of amaizng! And if that wasn’t good enough, you can top it with crumbled bacon and shredded parmesan cheese all tossed with a dash of lemon, oil and garlic. This avocado basil pasta is going to be a huge hit at your next get together!

The ingredients are simple and this avocado basil pasta is super easy and quick to throw together. This is the perfect pasta salad for any occasion! Take this to your next BBQ, potluck or family dinner and watch it disappear. Everyone is going to love the fresh light flavors in this avocado basil pasta salad. It’s not heavy so it’s a perfect summer salad to add to your menu. Seriously, this is a MUST make!

Ingredients For Basil Avocado Pasta Salad

This basil avocado pasta salad is easy to throw together and make for a delicious side dish! For all pasta ingredients scroll to the recipe card for exact measurements.

  • Dried bow-tie and/or wagon wheel pasta: Any type of pasta will work here really, but the bow-tie or wagon wheel just makes it fun and the kids love the wagon wheels.
  • Avocados: Halved, seeded, peeled, and coarsely chopped, look for firm avocados that give slightly to pressure. They should be free from dents and bruises.
  • Ripe tomatoes: Roughly chopped, I like to use Roma tomatoes because they are firm, flavorful, and not overly juicy.
  • Bacon: Crisp-cooked drained and crumbled, if you are short on time, they have pre-cooked crumbled bacon you can purchase at the store. Avoid bacon bits that are artificial and full of preservatives.
  • Fresh basil: Fresh basil can be found in most produce sections, look for bright firm leaves that are fragrant. Chop the basil finely.
  • Lemon juice: This will brighten the flavor as well as help the avocado from turning brown too quickly.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil adds flavor and will also help keep the ingredients fresh.
  • Garlic: Use fresh minced garlic for the best flavor. Jarred garlic can be used in a pinch.
  • Ground black pepper and Salt: Using freshly ground pepper will give the salad a nice punch of flavor. Add to taste.
  • Parmesan cheese: Use shredded parmesan instead of grated or shaved. It blends the best and still adds great flavor.

How to Make Avocado Pasta

Serve immediately, the avocados will go brown the longer it sits. Avocado Basil Pasta salad can be made an hour ahead of time however leave out the avocado until ready to serve. With a simple toss it will all look amazing when served chilled!

  1. Pasta: Cook the pasta according to package directions. Rinse and set aside.
  2. Mix: In a large bowl combine the avocados, tomatoes, bacon, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic pepper, and salt. Add the pasta and toss to combine.
  3. Serve: Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with cheese.
All Ingredients in a large glass bowl.

Avocado Pasta Salad Tips

Savory and creamy this avocado basil pasta one of the best side dishes ever. If you love avocados you should try my Salad, Chicken Avocado Bowls, or Grilled Chicken!

  • Avocados: Avocados can be tricky to buy, when buying your avocados, keep in mind when you want to make the avocado basil salad and buy accordingly. Too early and they’ll be overripe, brown, and bruised. Not early enough and they can be rock hard. To speed up the ripening of an avocado place it in a paper bag rolled up tightly. Add a banana to the bag for even faster ripening. it should yield to firm gentle pressure.
  • Pasta: Be sure to salt your pasta water for the best tasting pasta, it’ll give it impeccable flavor. I like to use bowtie or wagon wheel pasta because it is fun and whimsy, but any pasta will do.
  • Tomatoes: Deseed your tomatoes so that the salad doesn’t get too juicy. You can also use grape or cherry tomatoes if you want. They do not have to be deseeded.
  • Basil: Stick to fresh basil, dried basil just won’t give you the same flavor.
  • Add-Ins: Make this avocado basil pasta your own by adding in cucumbers, bell peppers, or olives. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a bit of a zing. This salad is very customizable.

What to serve with This Summer Salad

Avocado Basil Pasta Salad is one of those side dishes that go perfectly with your summer BBQ or Picnic. It’s not a heavy mayo-based salad so it’s ideal for transporting. The avocado creates a creaminess that is a mouth full, but it’s still light and refreshing with the basil, tomatoes, and lemon juice. The combinations are just scrumptious.  Whether it’s for some Instant Pot BBQ Ribs, Air Fryer Steak, or Brown Sugar Salmon this pasta dish is going to be one of the best sides yet!

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Up close pasta salad with a wooden spoon.

Can You Store Avocado Pasta with Basil?

Yes! Keep leftover avocado basil pasta salad in the fridge for up to 3 days. The avocados will turn brown as it sits, but should still be delicious! Toss the salad before serving each time.

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Avocado Basil Pasta

Avocado Basil Pasta is the perfect salad for summer! Full of ripe creamy avocados, crisp bacon and juicy tomatoes, you and yours truly are going to love this!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword avocado basil pasta, basil pasta, pasta recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 606kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dried bow tie and/or wagon wheel pasta
  • 2 medium avocados halved, seeded, peeled, and coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 6 slices bacon crisp cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Cook the paste according to package directions. Rinse and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the avocados, tomatoes, bacon, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic pepper and salt. Add the pasta and toss to combine.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with cheese.

Notes

Updated on June 22, 2021
Originally Posted on July 14, 2013

Nutrition

Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 968IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 2mg
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Easy iced biscoff latte recipe is a must try coffee based drink, if you are biscoff fan. Very easy to make it at home and enjoy coffee shop style drink at home. I already posted hot coffee drink with a different method to prepare. You may feel it have some prep work to be done,... Read More The post Easy iced biscoff latte Recipe appeared first on Raks Kitchen.

Easy iced biscoff latte Recipe

Easy iced biscoff latte recipe is a must try coffee based drink, if you are biscoff fan. Very easy to make it at home and enjoy coffee shop style drink at home.

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I already posted hot coffee drink with a different method to prepare. You may feel it have some prep work to be done, it is make ahead kind of recipe.

This one is pretty simple, anyone from your teen to your spouse can easily whip up in minutes! Ever since I saw this viral TikTok drink, I have been craving to try at home and have it and finally did it!

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Biscoff spread is the star ingredient in this recipe, which makes it easy to achieve the flavor in this iced drink. I used smooth spread.

Dairy – You can use half and half (known as evaporated milk at some places), cream or milk, combination of cream and milk as I did. I suggest to use something rich as it works best over ice and you will never taste it diluted till end.

Vegan options can be easily adapted by using oatly or other non dairy milk. Now a days even plant based cream are available so that you won’t feel it watery.

Sweetener – Instead of using granulated sugar which makes it hard to get dissolved in the cold drink. We can use simple syrup. If you dissolve the sugar in hot coffee first then it’s okay to use it. But best choice is simple syrup.

You can also use agave or maple if you like it. Or want to use brown sugar? You can make simple syrup out of it for a deep flavor that goes well in this drink.

☕ Coffee

I used fresh brewed filter coffee shot. Here’s how you can use instant coffee if you do not have fresh brewed coffee or to cut down the time. Both fresh and instant coffee works for this recipe, so don’t you worry!

Just make sure the coffee is hot, so that the biscoff spread gets dissolved and gives smooth results when you do.

To make hot coffee with instant coffee, take 1 & ½ tsp of instant coffee, dissolve in 2-3 tbsp of hot water. You can dilute if you want by adding another tbsp of water.

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You can use flavored instant coffee like caramel flavored coffee (I love Beanies coffee) or which ever flavor you like. There are wide range of flavored instant coffee available so choose your favorite.

Even simple syrup is available as flavored ones. Using vanilla flavored simple syrup means, one ingredient less in the recipe. You can also use flavored milk.

For example, using chocolate flavored milk will give you mocha flavored drink. So the varieties are countless if you use your imagination, keeping this as base.

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Is video more your thing? Watch the short video here.

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????My notes

Do not use more of the spread, within 2 tsp will be fine for a tall single serving. When using high fat content creamer and the biscoff spread which in turn has more fat content, make sure to balance the coffee, sugar measures.

Enjoy as soon as you prepare, otherwise ice may dilute the drink.

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Easy iced biscoff latte recipe

Easy iced biscoff latte recipe is a must try coffee based drink, if you are biscoff fan. Very easy to make it at home and enjoy coffee shop style drink at home.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Cream I used cooking cream
  • 3 tbsp Hot coffee espresso
  • 2 tsp Biscoff spread
  • ¼ tsp pure Vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp simple syrup

Instructions

  • To start with, take biscoff spread in a glass. Pour hot coffee over it.
  • Add simple syrup and then beat well using spoon or a milk frother.
  • Gather the ingredients required ready. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour the mixed coffee + biscoff spread over it. In goes vanilla extract.
  • Top it with milk + cream. Mix and enjoy!

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  • Do not use more of the spread, within 2 tsp will be fine for a tall single serving.
  • When using high fat content creamer and the biscoff spread which in turn has more fat content, make sure to balance the coffee, sugar measures.
  • Enjoy as soon as you prepare, otherwise ice may dilute the drink.

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1. To start with, take biscoff spread in a glass. Pour hot coffee over it.

add spread, hot coffee

2. Add simple syrup. Beat well using spoon or a milk frother.

beat

3. Gather the ingredients required ready. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Pour the mixed coffee + biscoff spread over it.

pour over ice

4. In goes vanilla extract. Then top it with milk + cream. Mix and enjoy!

creamer

Enjoy as soon as you mix to taste the fullest.

iced-biscoff-coffee, mixed

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