Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This salad is a sure winner at your next potluck. When you say BLT, you win over most everyone. But this dressing is a definite winner. You may want to prepare a little extra dressing ... it's that good!
1Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water as the label directs. Add thyme, rosemary, garlic and oil to the boiling water while cooking. Drain and rinse with cold water.
2Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon into bite-sized pieces; set aside. Keeping 1/4 of a cup to garnish. Discard all but 3 tablespoons drippings from the pan.
3Mix the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt and reserved 3 Tbsp bacon drippings with the pasta until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with the lettuce and cut up tomatoes coating completely.
4Once bacon is cool toss in all but 1/4 cup mixing up and coating all the ingredients. Garnish with sprigs of Rosemary, Thyme and the 1/4 cup of bacon.