Bacon Tomato Pasta Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing
Inspired by the classic BLT, this easy recipe ups your pasta salad game with rotini pasta, grape tomatoes, thick sliced bacon, green onions, cubes of sharp cheddar & a simple homemade Ranch dressing!
Salad, Side Dish
cookout, Easy Recipe, picnic, potluck, tailgate
Stacey | SouthernDiscourse.com
thick cut bacon,
cooked & rough chopped
block sharp cheddar cheese,
fresh chopped parsley as optional garnish
Simple Ranch Dressing
distilled white vinegar
coarse ground pepper
Add pasta to boiling water. Cook for about 7 minutes for al dente pasta. Drain in colander and rinse with cool water.
While pasta is cooking, prepare bacon. Rough chop bacon and set aside.
Halve grape tomatoes, slice green onions including tops, cut block cheddar into small cubes.
Add pasta, bacon, tomatoes, green onions, & cheese to large bowl and toss.
Whisk together ingredients for dressing in a small bowl, then pour over salad when well combined. Gently toss salad until all ingredients are coated with dressing. Serve immediately.
If serving later, don't add bacon until right before serving.