SOURCE: https://www.biglots.com/images/marketing/social/052017-SpinachAvocadoPastaSalad-PDF.pdf

So for all you bargain shoppers that thought Big Lots was only for finding great deals now they have a section for recipes and DIY!!! Not to mention most of the things you need if not all you can find there. Found this awesome salad made it the same day!!!

Salad Ingredients:

• 2 1/2 cups penne noodles

• 2 cups fresh spinach

• 1/2 of a bunch of cilantro

• 1/4 cup onion, finely diced

• 2 garlic cloves, minced

• 2 avocados, diced

• 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

• 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

Dressing Ingredients:

• Juice from one lemon

• 2 tsp. olive oil

• 1 tsp. granulated sugar

• 2 tsp. dijon mustard

• 1/2 tsp. cumin

• Salt and pepper


1. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain pasta and set off to the side.

2. In a food processor, place cilantro and spinach. Chop into tiny pieces.

3. Add the green mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in garlic, onion, tomatoes, avocado and chickpeas.

4. Add the penne noodles and stir well.

5. In a small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over top of the pasta salad. Stir until everything is well coated.

6. Refigerate for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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