Avocado and Bacon Pasta Salad

Avocado and Bacon Pasta Salad

Avocado and Bacon Pasta Salad

Ingredients:
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

See full instructions on: hostthetoast.com

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