Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

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Crispy lardon and creamy avocado come together for a perfect summer pasta salad. Pair with Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea. RECIPE BELOW:

BACON AVOCADO PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

6 slices of thick-cut bacon, cut into lardons
5 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
4 large avocados
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 lemons, zest and juice
salt and pepper
1 lb. cooked and cooled rotelli (pinwheel) pasta

DIRECTIONS:

Heat a cast iron and cook the lardons until golden crispy, remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

In a food processor, add the flesh of 2 avocados, zest and juice of lemons. Season with salt and pepper. Run the food processor and drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify. Add fresh dill and pulse.

In a large bowl, mix the pasta, lardons, and scallions.

Drizzle the avocado dressing over and gently toss to coat.

Chop remaining 2 avocados and place on top of pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve and Enjoy