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Creamy Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe

Creamy Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe

A creamy, delicious cold pasta salad with bacon, avocado, small tomatoes, and curly pasta. Perfect side dish for any meal!


  • 12 slices bacon
  • 16 oz. box curly pasta Use whatever style you like best
  • 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice + 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried dill or 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of small red orange or yellow tomatoes (like cherry, sun gold, or sun sugar))
  • 2 ripe avocados pitted and diced


  • Cut bacon into bite sized pieces. This works a bit easier if it is very cold. Cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain. Run cold water over the top until the pasta is cooled.
  • While your bacon and pasta are cooking, whisk mayonnaise, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, pepper and dill together in a bowl. In separate small bowl, add the diced avocados with 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and stir gently to mix.
  • Stir cooled pasta, diced tomatoes, and reserved bacon into the dressing. Toss to combine. Add the avocado last and gently mix together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.