Elbows Salad with Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Elbows Salad with Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella Recipe
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Elbows Salad with Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella

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"This dish pairs elbow pasta with avocado, tomato and fresh mozzarella cheese for a light and tasty salad."

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Combine tomatoes, avocados, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and lemon juice in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Let mixture marinate for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Cook PLUS® Elbows 1 minute less than recommended package cooking time. Drain and pour onto a flat surface. Drizzle with a small amount of oil and let cool.
  4. Add cooled pasta to ingredients in bowl; toss and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 05, 2014

I thought the premise was good but it needs more flavor. I added 3 cloves of finely minced garlic and 1/4 cup fresh oregano to the mixture. I also refrigerated the mixture overnight so the flavors could meld and added it to the elbows veggies and cheese. We enjoyed this for Sunday brunch. Thanks, Barilla. 8/5/14. My 4yo aspiring foodie has been demanding this for lunch, but it must be made with the the White Fiber Mini shells.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 10, 2014

Personally I felt this salad was too oily. I will make it again, but will cut the olive oil in half. I also won't drizzle the noodles with a little oil.


12 Ratings

Jul 01, 2014

i made this as directed. It was a little bland for our tastes, so the second time I made this, I added some balsamic vinegar. I used about a third of a cup. I also added 1/2 teas of cayenne pepper to the dressing. We like things hot as we are both a couple of chili heads.

Apr 13, 2015

Was delicious!! After reading some reviews, I did use less olive oil...

Mar 09, 2015

We loved it! Used basil olive oil and only in the mixture. More oil on the pasta would be too much.

Aug 30, 2014

Made this for a pot luck at work for labor day - family eat it right up. Had to make another batch for work. I used the high fiber shell pasta. Using what I have in the pantry.

Aug 23, 2014

This turned out great. The only thing I changed was to toss with olive oil and added a beef summer sausage.

Jul 02, 2014

Too bland, might try it again with a salad dressing.


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  • Calories
  • 532 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 9.2 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 22.1 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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