A twist on normal chicken salad, this chicken avocado dill pasta salad is full of flavor! A creamy dill dressing, sweet grapes, and tender pasta make this salad a winner.
Pasta salad is the perfect spring or summer meal – you can make a big batch, it keeps for a few days, you can eat it for lunch or dinner, and it’s very satisfying.
This pasta salad has a great variety of flavors – savory from the chicken, avocado, and dill, and a little bit of sweet from the red grapes. The grapes plus dill might sound like a weird combo, but I promise it’s really good.
You can use green grapes if you like, or you could even substitute dried cherries if you prefer. Either option would work well.
Allergy Friendly Ingredients
- gluten free pasta
- vegan mayonnaise
- non-dairy milk
- dill, salt, pepper
Gluten Free Pasta
As far as gluten free pasta goes, you can use the brand that works for your dietary needs.
Some brands to look into are: Ancient Harvest, Jovial, and Cybele’s. If you aren’t gluten free, you can use regular pasta.
Store this pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for about 3 days.
Sometimes gluten free pasta salad gets a little different texture after refrigeration. I think that Jovial and Ancient Harvest brands both hold up well in a refrigerated pasta salad.
More Gluten Free Pasta Salad Recipes:
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Chicken Avocado Dill Pasta Salad.
This pasta salad makes a fantastic light lunch – it's full of flavor from chicken, grapes, and a savory dill avocado dressing.
- 4 cups gluten free macaroni cooked and cooled
- 3 cups cooked chicken shredded
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 ½ cups red grapes sliced in half
- 1 avocado pitted and sliced
- ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 Tablespoons dried dill
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
Put the cooked macaroni, chicken, onion, and grapes in a large bowl. Set aside.
Place the avocado, non-dairy milk, mayo, dill, salt, and pepper in a blender, and blend on high until smooth.
Pour the dressing over the other ingredients, and mix together to coat.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Store leftover pasta salad in an airtight container. It should stay fresh for about 3 days.
Use whatever brand of gluten free pasta that works for your dietary needs.
Feel free to leave the chicken out if you like. You could add some chickpeas instead for some extra protein.
I know the feeling of cooking all the time. Living in a very expensive city means we don’t get to go out to eat often! The cooking doesn’t bother me as much as the dishes! those are the worst. This pasta salad looks like a perfect meal to last for a dinner and some lunches! I’ll try it soon :)
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
Yummy pasta, I can smell that dill from here.. one of my favorite herbs to use!
I totally know what you mean! Sometimes, it can get a bit overwhelming when you have to please everyone’s palate and allergies. But pasta salad is pleasing for everyone! I love the combo of grapes and dill. Grapes and savoury flavours are the best!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic
Pasta salad is such a great go to dish. Love the combination of grapes and chicken in a chicken salad, but I love the addition of avocado and dill even more. Yummy.
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen
I can relate to the feeling of cooking all the time… and the dishes, oh the dishes! Pasta salad is the perfect dish to make a big batch of, so that you can take a few meals off from cooking. This looks delicious with the chicken, avocado, and grapes!
Thanks, Kristine, and I know, the dishes are a bummer, aren’t they?!
olivia - primavera kitchen
I agree with you pasta salad is awesome for summer meals and busy days. So tasty and quick to make. I also keep it for a few days in the fridge.Yours looks great ;-)
I am with you pasta salad is the best for summer meal. Quick, easy and tasty. I also make a big batch and I keep it for a few days in the fridge.Yours looks great ;-)
I can’t even explain how amazing this salad is sounding to me right now, Kelly! Seriously, you packed all my salad favs into one big gorgeous salad! So trying this soon! :)
Yumm!! I love pasta salad and chicken salad so this is right up my alley! Which brand of gf pasta are you using? The last time I made pasta salad it was great when it was fresh but after I stored it in the fridge it got kind of dry and crumbly.
I have been using the Barilla brand of GF pasta! I am happy with it – it seems to hold its shape nicely!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I love making an avocado sauce to go with pasta, but I haven’t thought to add dill to it. Great idea, I am going to try it :)
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
I love pasta salads too! I do the same thing, I’ll make a big double batch, then take a scoop every day for lunch. Just delicious! This combination sounds mighty tasty Kelly : )
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I am always looking for new salad recipes and this one looks amazing! I love the dill flavors, and mixed with avocados sounds fantastic!
I don’t eat meat, but this sounds like a great salad for the summer :)