BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Cook 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound radiatore pasta
  • 1/4 pound thick-cut bacon (8 slices)*
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 8 leaves romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

Make It

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, just until tender; rinse briefly in cold water and drain. Transfer to a serving bowl.

2. In a skillet over medium-low heat, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain; crumble when cool. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings. Toss 1 tablespoon drippings with pasta.

3. Add tomatoes and lettuce. Stir together mayo, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon drippings, and add to salad. Just before serving, toss in crumbled bacon and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tip

  • *Use a flavorful bacon, because it's a key ingredient. Ask your butcher for slab bacon cut 3/8 inch thick.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 426, Fat, total (g): 23, carb. (g): 47, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 11, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.