One of my favorite side dishes is the Suddenly Salad Ranch and Bacon. I will eat a whole box myself. While browsing along through some recipes on my favorite site, allrecipes.com , I found this one for a homemade version. Perfect!!! I tried it out today for a bbq we're doing with some friends. I made sure to test it out before hand so I wasn't giving anything to our friends that wasn't good. then I had to test it several more times before I was satisfied (I had to stop "testing" or else there wouldn't have been any left for tonight). This will now be one of my "go to" recipes for a pasta salad, especially for get togethers and bbq's. I love how creamy it is. The box stuff never seems to have enough sauce for my tastes. What's even better....real bacon!!!! Not bacon bits or whatever it is they use in the box.
1 can black olives, sliced
1 cucumber, chopped