I made this wonderful pasta salad the other day and thought I would share the recipe with you. This is a very flavorful pasta salad, super easy to make and a hit at get togethers and cook outs! I quickly grabbed my camera and took a shot of a helping on my plate before it disappeared .
1 (12 oz.) package tri-color rotini pasta
10 slices bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. dry ranch salad dressing mix
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. garlic pepper
1/2 cup milk, or as needed
1 large tomato, chopped
1 (4.25 oz.) can sliced black olives
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Bring a large post of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.
Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until evenly brown. Drain and chop.
In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, and garlic pepper Stir in milk until smooth. Place rotini, bacon, tomato, black olives and cheese in bowl and toss to coat with dressing. Cover and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Toss with additional milk if the salad seems a little dry. source: all recipes.com
I added some chives and cucumber slices for garnish.