This Avocado Ranch Pasta salad has all the right ingredients to impress a crowd! Serve it at your next barbecue.
I don’t know about you, but I love summer BBQs because it’s when pasta salads come out in full force. I love a good pasta salad! When I heard that Hidden Valley came out with new ranch flavors I knew I had to try them in a pasta salad. There are some tasty combination like chili ranch, cucumber ranch and roasted garlic ranch, but the one that spoke to me was avocado ranch. So I came up with this super easy pasta salad that is perfect for any summer BBQ. Hidden Valley also has new greek yogurt dips and dressing mixes that would be great for your next BBQ as well.
The avocado ranch made this pasta salad so easy to prepare. Some chopping and slicing is required for the veggies, but it is easy to throw together. (Make your prep time even easier by using this trick to cut all of your tomatoes in half at the same time!)
Avocado Ranch Pasta Salad
- 1 16 ounce package whole wheat penne pasta
- 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes halved
- 1 15 ounce can olives, sliced
- 1 large head broccoli chopped into bite size pieces
- 1 cup Hidden Valley Avocado Ranch dressing
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Prepare penne pasta according to package directions. Then cool completely.
- Meanwhile halve the tomatoes, slice the olives and chop the broccoli. Add to a large bowl with the pasta.
- In a small bowl mix together the avocado ranch, buttermilk, lime juice and pepper. Add to the bowl with the pasta and toss to coat.
- Chill in the refrigerator at least one hour before serving.
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i would make a chicken salad with spinach using the avocado ranch dressing
I am so excited to try the new flavors! I want to use them for everything. Dips, sauces on burgers, salads…So yummy!!
Mmmmm, I love Avocado! I can see me using that as a sandwich spread, and if course on my green salads topped with grilled chicken, apples and almonds!
We are already fans of Hidden Valley at our house. It is the only ranch my kids like and they have totally converted me! Can’t wait to try the new flavors. The avocado would be great on a taco salad!
Avocado dressing! Oh yum! I want to try that on egg salad!
I would make a taco salad!
Carbs really are love, I am making this pasta salad for our next BBQ.
Family BBQ! & to get my kiddo to eat more veggies!
I make chicken bacon ranch wraps and the avocado ranch dressing would certainly take the flavor in the wraps up a notch!
My family loves these chicken taco cups I make that normally calls for classic Hidden Valley ranch dressing. I can only imagine how fantastic they would taste with the new Avocado version! Your salad looks amazing by the way!
We love to use ranch dressing on our salads! Have not tried the greek yogurt one yet, but bet it’s yummy!
I would use the Hidden Valley Avocado ranch dressing in my Chicken and Bacon Pasta Salad! These new dressings look delicious!
I would LOVE to use this on salads!!!! 🙂
I would make pasta salads..especially this one
I would use them on dips and on salads!
I would use the avocado and cucumber similar to how you did, in a macaroni or potato salad. I would use the sweet chile variety as a spread on burgers and sandwiches.
I would use them in hamburgers and salads
I would try the avocado ranch in a cucumber salad.
I never knew this was available and I will go to every store in town until I find. Your salad looks delicious and I look forward to trying it.