Avocado Basil Salad with Sweet Garlic Vinaigrette
8oz penne pasta
2 avocados, sliced
¾ cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
4-6 tablespoons Sweet Garlic Vinaigrette
¼ Parmesan, shaved (fresh is best)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile, lightly toast pine nuts in pre-heated oven or in pan on stove. In a large bowl combine Sweet Garlic Vinaigrette with pasta and pepper, and salt to taste. Add the tomatoes, basil, onion and stir. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with avocados, pine nuts and cheese.