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BLT Pasta Salad

This BLT pasta salad is an easy lunch all summer long and a new favorite for backyard barbeques! It comes together in a snap (Yes, even with the bacon. I have a secret to share with you!), and manages to combine the familiar comfort of a BLT sandwich with a tangy balsamic dressing - which does not have any mayonnaise or ranch - and perfectly al dente pasta!!

Ingredients

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  • 16 oz. rotini pasta, cooked al dente
  • 8 oz. crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2-3 cups freshly chopped romaine or arugula
  • 1 cup homemade croutons
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion + more for garnish

Dressing:

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Pop it in the fridge to cool. 
  2. While the pasta is cooking, bake your bacon so it's perfectly crisp. Set aside to cool and then crumble.
  3. Add cooled pasta, crumbled bacon, tomatoes, greens, croutons, red onion, and green onion to a large bowl
  4. Combine sour cream, milk, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon, dill, garlic powder, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper in a large measuring cup until smooth and creamy. 
  5. Drizzle dressing over pasta salad and gently toss to coat. Garnish with sliced green onion and enjoy!

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