Culinary Corner with Chef Morissa: BLT Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 lb. farfalle pasta
• 6 slices bacon
• 1 ½ c. romaine, shredded
• 2 c. multi-colored cherry tomatoes, halved
• 1 c. sour cream
• ½ ranch seasoning packet (about .5 oz)
• Juice from 1 lemon
• 1/3 c. chives, chopped
• Freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION:

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook farfalle according to package directions until al dente. Drain, then transfer to a large serving bowl. Cook bacon until crispy. Drain and roughly chop, then set aside. Make dressing: in a small bowl, stir together sour cream, ranch seasoning, lemon juice, and half of the chives. Season with pepper to taste. Add dressing to serving bowl and toss with pasta until evenly coated. Stir in remaining chives. In a trifle bowl, layer pasta, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. Top with more ranch dressing. Enjoy!

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