Have you ever enjoyed a B.A.T. sandwich?? B.A.T. is what I prefer over a B.L.T. Skip the lettuce and replace it with a tasty avocado. Talk about flavor! Yum!
Bacon Avocado Tomato Pasta Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
Total Time: 15 min
Vitamin A 892 IU; Vitamin C 19 mg; Calcium 43 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 12 IU; Folate 163 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.23 g % Daily Value*: Total Fat 51%; Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10%
Ingredients1 lb. cooked rotini pasta 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved 5 slices bacon, cooked 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 2 Tbsp. buttermilk 2 tsp. distilled white vinegar 1/4 tsp. cracked, black pepper 1/8 tsp. dried parsley 1 pinch dried dill weed As needed Pepper, to taste 1/8 tsp. onion powder 1 garlic clove, minced
- In a large bowl, combine pasta, tomatoes, bacon and half of the avocado. Set aside.
- Mash the remaining avocado in a bowl, then stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk and vinegar. Add parsley, dill, pepper, onion powder, and garlic. Stir until well blended and chill until ready to serve.
- Pour 1/4 – 1/2 cup of dressing over pasta salad. Toss and serve.
Copyright © 2013, Kristen Doyle
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
Did You Know?
You can’t always tell if an avocado is ripe just by its color.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados