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    Ranch and Avocado Pasta Salad

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    25 mins

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    Shuzbud's Note:

    This makes a good lunch or side dish and can be varied depending on preferred taste and what ingredients you have in the fridge. For a vegetarian version, simply leave out the meat.

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    Ingredients:

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    • 0.5 (1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 3 cups dry pasta (Farfalle works nicely)
    • 1 avocado, cut into small cubes
    • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 3/4 cup cooked chicken, cubed
    • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, cut into pieces

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix the Ranch dressing mix with the milk and mayonnaise and leave in the fridge to thicken. If you have time, prepare the Ranch dressing a few hours beforehand to allow the flavours to blend.
    2. 2
      Cook the pasta.
    3. 3
      Mix the pasta with the Ranch dressing, avocado, cherry tomatoes and meats.
    4. 4
      Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 27, 2011

      55

      Buddha was absolutely Wowed with this recipe! I used super thick bacon, stir-fried the cubed chicken with s/p and garlic powder, and used triple the amount of tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes). He said next time to add more tomatoes cause he loves the 'pop' of flavor when he bit into them, (but he's just 'wow, wow, wow', over this recipe!) To quote him: "The smokey bacon, the creamy avocado, the hint of ranch, and a bit of tomato for a zing of superfabulous flavor!" Thanks for an 'awesome' recipe, you are his hero for the day! says he. :)

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    • on November 11, 2010

      55

      This really was very tasty. My husband grilled the chicken, then I chopped it, threw everything together and we ate it as a main dish, with a side salad. I did cut the recipe in half, but that was the only change I made. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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    • on May 24, 2010

      55

      This was awesome!! I used spiral garden pasta and added some shredded cheddar, too. The ranch mix came out a little runny and didn't really make enough, so I just poured some bottled ranch on for some more. I made this up the night before, and added the avocado right before serving so it wouldn't be brown. Everyone loved it at our family cookout, and I'm taking it to a church lunch next week! Thanks for the great recipe! Perfect summer food!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ranch and Avocado Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (259 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 580.2
     
    Calories from Fat 229
    39%
    Total Fat 25.4 g
    39%
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    26%
    Cholesterol 42.8 mg
    14%
    Sodium 490.0 mg
    20%
    Total Carbohydrate 66.6 g
    22%
    Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
    24%
    Sugars 5.1 g
    20%
    Protein 22.1 g
    44%

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    hidden valley ranch dressing mix

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