Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad - Yes, you can get excited about pasta salad!

Recipe: Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

Summary: Yes, you can get excited about pasta salad. You can especially get excited about pasta salad that features an avocado buttermilk ranch dressing and crispy, salty bacon…


    • For the Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing:
    • 2 Haas avocados
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 2 cups buttermilk
    • ½ cup fat free Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
    • 1 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste
    • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
    • 3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
    • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
    • ½ teaspoon onion powder
    • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • For the Pasta Salad:
    • 1 pound Rotini pasta, cooked according to box directions, drained and cooled
    • 1 lb bacon, cooked*
    • 1 8oz block of sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
    • 1 cup red onion, chopped
    • 1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes or variety-packaged tomatoes, halved or cut into fourths
    • 1 Haas avocado
    • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, to taste

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Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 10-12

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