Ranch and Avocado Pasta Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Shuzbud

This makes a good lunch or side dish and can be varied depending on preferred taste and what ingredients you have in the fridge. For a vegetarian version, simply leave out the meat.

Top Review by Janice in SC

This was great! The only change I made, due to what I had on hand, was to use Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch...I think it only improved an already awesome recipe. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14.17 g package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 118.29 ml milk
  • 118.29 ml mayonnaise
  • 709.77 ml dry pasta (Farfalle works nicely)
  • 1 avocado, cut into small cubes
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 177.44 ml cooked chicken, cubed
  • 118.29 ml cooked bacon, cut into pieces


  1. Mix the Ranch dressing mix with the milk and mayonnaise and leave in the fridge to thicken. If you have time, prepare the Ranch dressing a few hours beforehand to allow the flavours to blend.
  2. Cook the pasta.
  3. Mix the pasta with the Ranch dressing, avocado, cherry tomatoes and meats.
  4. Enjoy!

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