Rice Pasta Salad with Avocado and Lime-Basil Aioli

The creamy, zesty, refreshing, Avocado aioli salad dressing transforms this basic pasta salad into the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Avocados are an ideal ingredient to lend a rich and buttery flavor as well as satisfy feelings of indulgence and fullness. They are loaded with a wide variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients (manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as phytonutrients like unique carotenoids, flavonoids, and phytosterols). The tangy lime and basil combination pair well with blood-sugar supportive peas and heart-healthy carrots, which serve a significant source of vitamin A and biotin for healthy eyesight and youthful skin. This scrumptious dish is ideal for a quick weeknight salad or main course. Feel free to add in more types of crunchy veggies to improve the nutritional content as desired.

Spinach Asparagus Pesto with Rice Pasta

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from Simply Recipes.

An ideal spring dish to prepare on the fly during a busy weeknight. Loaded with phytonutrients from the asparagus and spinach for your daily vegetable intake. Can be eaten alone on a meatless dinner night or served alongside sustainable wild-caught fish or your favorite meat course. Leftovers store well for lunch the next day - although there may not be any left! Any unused pesto can be stored in the freezer for later use when you are in a pinch for a quick sauce, defrosts well.