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An easy pasta salad that’s exploding with flavor with just a touch of heat! It’s creamy, zesty, and perfect for your next potluck or bbq!

A quick and easy pasta salad recipe that's made with bow tie pasta, fresh corn, tomatoes, red onion and avocado and all tossed in an easy cilantro lime dressing!

Say goodbye to traditional pasta salad and hello to this creamy bowl of deliciousness!  It’s always around summer that I start craving pasta salad. And every year I always make the same old tried and true recipe… Well, not this year babes! This year I’m kicking it up a notch with this delicious and easy cilantro lime pasta salad! It’s light and refreshing, only requires a handful of ingredients, and is full of all those zesty Mexican flavors! (This is one dish you can bet we’ll be making all summer long!)

Cilantro Lime Pasta Salad

A tasty pasta salad loaded with fresh corn, tomatoes, red onion, and creamy avocado, and all tossed in a tangy homemade dressing! It’s so easy to make and has always been a family favorite!


For the pasta salad:

  • 8 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked and cooled (or your favorite pasta, use gluten-free if needed)
  • 1½ cups corn (about 2 ears of corn)
  • 1½ cups cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 avocados, cut into cubes
  • Optional topping: cotija cheese


For the dressing:

  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro (leaves & stems are fine)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛-¼ tsp cayenne


To make the dressing:

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Place it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

For the pasta salad:

  • Add your pasta, corn, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro to a large bowl and toss it with your desired amount of dressing. Top with avocado right before serving! (Optional: Serve it with cotija cheese on the side.)

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By KhaliL

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