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Chicken, Avocado and Bacon Pasta Salad

  • Author: Carole Jones

Ingredients

1 lb whole wheat pasta, cooked and drained
2 avacadoes, diced
1 head broccoli, diced
4 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
1/2 red onion, diced
4 oz can diced black olives
1 package real bacon pieces (don’t use fake!!)
2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
3/4 C freshly grated parmesan cheese
Dressing
1 Tb dijion mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 C red wine vinegar
3/4 C extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

1.  Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl.  Combine salad ingredients in large bowl and pour dressing over the top.  Toss well to combine.
2.  Serve at room temperature for best flavor.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/10th
  • Calories: 551
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 1027mg
  • Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 22g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg

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