Avocado and Tomato Pasta Salad

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes


By Heather McDougall
This delicious and simple salad can be served hot or cold but I think my mom and I like it best cold. The success of this dish really depends on the freshness of the avocados and tomatoes you use, making summer the perfect time of year to enjoy this salad. This dish is easy enough for teenagers to make and enjoy by themselves.


  • 3 cups dried pasta (medium shells work well)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 medium sized ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium avocados, peeled and chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper to taste


Cook the pasta to al dente. When pasta is done rinse with cold water. Combine all fresh ingredients in a large bowl and add salt and pepper. Add pasta and stir well.