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Bacon and Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 12 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 5 slices of bacon (diced)
  • 2 avocados (peeled, pitted, and diced)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves (for garnish)
  • lemon thyme dressing-
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. To prepare the dressing- in a food processor combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn the blender on and add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified. Set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown and crisp (about 6-8 minutes). Drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  3. In a large bowl combine the pasta, avocado, bacon, lemon-thyme dressing, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve right away and garnish with fresh thyme.