BLT Pasta Salad

July 23, 2016

We love BLT night at our house. It is such a simple meal with easy ingredients, yet the combination is always delicious.






 

While grilling burgers for dinner the other night, I decided to make a pasta salad for our side. We had extra bacon and tomatoes in the fridge from BLTs a few nights ago, and inspired, I decided to create this pasta salad.

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Crisp salty bacon, juicy red tomatoes, and fresh green lettuce combine with creamy dressing in order to take the classic BLT to the next level. Serve this dish as a side or enjoy it as a light meal; you’ll love it either way.

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Paula’s Notes: If you want to make this dish in advance, wait to combine the lettuce until serving. This will keep the lettuce crisp.

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BLT Pasta Salad

Serves: 4-6

Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (4 oz.) pasta – gluten free, if desired
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked (pork, turkey, or vegetarian all work great)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced romaine lettuce
  • 2 tbls. light mayo
  • 2 tbls. plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rise with cold water.
  2. Meanwhile, cook up bacon the bacon, cool, and crumble into pieces.
  3. Slice cherry tomatoes
  4. In a medium bowl, create dressing by whisking together mayo, yogurt, mustard, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  5. Add remaining ingredients to the dressing and stir to combine.
  6. Enjoy!


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