BLTs and pasta salads are a summer staple in my family! This simply combines the best of both worlds!
BLT Pasta Salad
1 pound pasta (I prefer pasta but choose your favorite)
1 pound bacon, thick cut, cooked until crispy
4 cups tomatoes, cherry or grape, sliced in half
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 head romaine lettuce, cut small
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup dill pickle juice
1 Tablespoon celery seed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, dill pickle juice, celery seed, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper. Taste. Adjust seasoning. Taste again. Set aside.
*can be stored in a closed container up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator
Add Pasta, lettuce, bacon, tomato, and cheese into a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the top and combine all ingredients.