BLT Pasta Salad

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Crispy bacon, tomatoes, ranch-inspired vinaigrette, served on a bed of butter lettuce. This BLT pasta salad was so good, everyone loved it (which is no easy feat) and will be on heavy rotation all summer. Perfect for picnics, barbecues, and your 4th of July celebration.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

It was a doozy today. The first really hot day of summer. When it is hot like this, I do not want to turn on my oven, I barely even want to cook. But alas, we need to eat. Pasta salad is the way to go. It is easy, you can use whatever you have in your fridge, and it lasts for a few days. Leftovers make a great lunch. This version is a play on the classic BLT. Crispy bacon, tomatoes, ranch-inspired vinaigrette, served on a bed of butter lettuce. This BLT pasta salad was so good, everyone loved it (which is no easy feat) and will be on heavy rotation all summer. Perfect for picnics, barbecues, and your 4th of July celebration.

I was asked to be a part of Dreamfields 3rd Annual Pastapalooza Pasta Salad Celebration, and I immediately said yes. I love Dreamfields. Dreamfields is an all-natural pasta with 5g of fiber, with only 5g of digestible carbohydrates per serving and a very low glycemic index. I don’t eat pasta very often, but Dreamfields lets me do so and feel good about it. You would never know the difference.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 box Dreamfields Rotini

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs basil, parsley, dill, chives, and oregano
  • 1 cup butter lettuce torn

Vinaigrette:

  • 1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • scant 1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil

How to Make BLT Pasta Salad

Step 1: In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon, garlic, salt and pepper.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Step 2: Add vinegar. Slowly whisk in olive oil until combined. Set aside.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Step 3: Cook pasta according to package directions.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Step 4: Drain and pour half of the vinaigrette over warm pasta. Let cool to room temperature. Add bacon, tomatoes, cheese, and herbs. Toss to combine. Add more vinaigrette if needed.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Step 5: Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Step 6: Serve on a bed of butter lettuce.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

BLT Pasta Salad

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BLT Pasta Salad – Bacon and tomato pasta salad delivered on a bed of romaine.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 605 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Dreamfields Rotini

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs basil, parsley, dill, chives, and oregano
  • 1 cup butter lettuce torn

Vinaigrette:

  • 1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • scant 1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Add vinegar. Slowly whisk in olive oil until combined. Set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Drain and pour half of the vinaigrette over warm pasta. Let cool to room temperature. Add bacon, tomatoes, cheese, and herbs. Toss to combine. Add more vinaigrette if needed.
  • Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper.
  • Serve on a bed of butter lettuce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 605kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 15gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 43gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 704mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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