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Cilantro Lime Pasta Salad

A tasty pasta salad loaded with fresh corn, tomatoes, red onion, creamy avocado and all tossed in a tangy homemade dressing! It's so easy to make and always a family favorite!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Pasta, Pot Luck
Keyword: cilantro, easy, healthier, lime, pasta salad
Servings: 6 servings


For the pasta salad:

  • 8 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked and cooled (or your favorite pasta, use gluten free if needed)
  • cups corn (about 2 ears of corn)
  • cups cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 avocados, cut into cubes
  • Optional topping: cotija cheese

For the dressing:

  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro (leaves & stems are fine)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛-¼ tsp cayenne


To make the dressing:

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Place it in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

For the pasta salad:

  • Add your pasta, corn, tomatoes, onion and cilantro to a large bowl and toss it with your desired amount of dressing. Top with avocado right before serving! (Optional: Serve it with cotija cheese on the side.)