Creamy Pasta Salads Give Me Life!? Added Sweet Cherry Tom

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Creamy pasta salads give me life!? Added sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh lemon, garlic, pickled red onions, basil pesto, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella to this hearty basil and avocado PESTO CAPRESE PASTA! ??? Grab the recipe deets below!???? and try it this weekend!#vegetarianfood #saladlove

Ingredients
1 bag of gluten-free pasta of your choice. I used rotini noodles for this one.
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 handful of sun-dried tomatoes
2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
1.5 cups of organic bocconcini (baby mozzarella balls)
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
pinch of sea salt
pinch of ground black pepper
A handful of fresh basil for garnish

Your choice of pesto or balsamic vinaigrette, I enjoy mine with homemade pesto!

Homemade Basil and Avocado Pesto
2 cups of fresh basil
1 large avocado (peeled & pitted, only the flesh)
1/3 cup of pine nuts
3 cloves of garlic
a pinch of sea salt
a pinch of ground pepper
1/3 cup freshly grated cheese of your choice: grana padano, pecorino or parmigiana regiano. (optional if vegan or sensitive to dairy) OR try substituting for 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast which kind of tastes like cheese and is so good for you!
2/3 cup of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

If you think caprese skewers or sandwiches are good- you haven’t tried the pasta salad version!???? Dairy-Free? there’s almond milk ricotta, or cashew mozzarella balls. To finish it off: a squeeze of tabasco, cholula or your favorite hot sauce. DELISH!✌??

Hope you’re having a great evening, friends!??✨xx

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