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Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables

Creamy avocado pesto dresses this roasted summer vegetable pasta salad. Loaded with classic pesto ingredients like basil, garlic and parmesan cheese, the avocado makes it rich and smooth.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 127kcal


Avocado Pesto

  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup basil leaves packed
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper {to taste}

Pasta Salad

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ bundle asparagus trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ zucchini cut into bite-sized pieces {~1 cup}
  • 1 pepper cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 160 grams un cooked bow tie pasta 3 cups/5 oz


Avocado Pesto

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

Roasted Vegetables

  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  • Toss vegetables in olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Pasta Salad

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cool water. Set aside to cool.
  • Toss together the pasta and pesto. Top with roasted vegetables



Leftover salad keeps in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Meal prep
You may pre-cook the pasta and vegetables up to 4 days ahead.
Avocado pesto is best prepared fresh.
For ingredient swaps, see the post section titled "Getting creative with this recipe"


Serving: 0.25batch avocado pesto | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg