BLT Pasta Salad is a wonderful Salad consisting of peppery arugula, corkscrew pasta, thick crisp bacon, sweet, delicious organic yellow cocktail tomatoes, and tiny grape tomatoes, with red onion and a cool ranch dressing
bacon, lettuce, pasta, Ranch, tomato
8ouncesof a pound of corkscrew pastaal dente
8ouncesof thick sliced deli-style baconcooked until crisp and chopped
1Buttermilk Ranch Recipe
4lightly packed cups of organic arugula
8yellow organic cocktail tomatoes halved
1cupof organic grape tomatoes
1/2red salad onion diced
A pinch of kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
Follow the directions on the back of pasta package, using the al dente method. Once the pasta is done the cooking, drain and rinse the pasta in cold water.
Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp, one cool to the touch chop bacon and reserve.
Be sure all produce has been properly cleaned.
Slice yellow cocktail tomatoes in halves, dice the red salad onion.
Place drained pasta in a large bowl, add Buttermilk Ranch Dressing a little at a time- about 2/3 of a cup or to your taste. Toss the pasta to coat evenly. Add arugula, tomatoes, the diced red onion, a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss salad thoroughly to combine.
Serve immediately with extra dressing on the side.
Recipe by Heidy L. McCallum owner of The McCallum's Shamrock Patch Blog