BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing
This BLT Pasta Salad is loaded with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. It's everything you love about a BLT sandwich but as a pasta salad. Coated in a creamy avocado ranch dressing this pasta salad is easy and delicious.
In a food processor or blender, combine avocado, yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, chives, parsley, salt, and pepper. Blend until well-combined.
Continue blending and add milk a tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency.
Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerator until needed.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions so that it is al dente. Drain and rinse well to cool.
In a large bowl combine the pasta, tomatoes, bacon, and romaine hearts. Add creamy avocado ranch dressing and toss gently to combine.
Chill pasta salad for at least 1 hour before serving.
1. Rinse the pasta after it has been drained to both cool it down and avoid it from being overcooked.2. Cook pasta just to al dente so that it doesn't become mushy after it has been combined with the other ingredients and dressing.3. You can use your favorite store-bought ranch dressing as a substitute for the homemade avocado ranch dressing.4. Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. The nutritional value will vary based on the type of ingredients used (example: mayonnaise, sour cream, and short pasta). It does not include the nutrition for any substitutions or additions.5. Be sure to check out the Key Ingredients along with the Recipe Tips and Notes sections found in the post, for more tips, options, substitutions, and variations for this recipe! You will also find step-by-step photos there.