Chicken Avocado Pasta Salad

This chicken avocado pasta salad is the perfect recipe to make for spring and summer. It is easy to make, stores well in the fridge, and contains simple nutrient-dense ingredients! 




Health Benefit:

Chicken is a great source of lean protein for weight maintenance and energy. Tomatoes contain vitamin C for immunity. Avocado and olive oil are heart healthy sources of fats.







Large bowl

Small bowl


2 cooked and shredded chicken breasts

1 avocado, diced

1 box of pasta

1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes

¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced

½ cup fresh basil, chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste

½ cup balsamic vinegar

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil



You can omit avocado. Use any type of pasta like brown rice, whole wheat, or regular. Add your favorite vegetables or whatever you already have in the fridge. Balsamic vinegar can be substituted with red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Cook pasta according to box instructions; Transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool

Step 2

Add shredded chicken, red onion, tomatoes, basil, and avocado


Step 3

In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and whisk together

Step 4

Add dressing to pasta salad and toss to coat

Step 5

Chill before serving; Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days; Enjoy!