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Thursday, August 22, 2019

BLT Pasta Salad

The BLT Pasta Salad is a fun twist on a BLT and a salad! It is the combination of bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes paired with a creamy dressing. This salad is paired with bowtie pasta to give it a fun twist.

BLT Pasta Salad

I love having a BLT sandwich in the summer when I'm craving a light, simple meal. Put it in pasta salad form and you have the BLT Pasta salad!

Every bite of this BLT Pasta Salad makes me think of summer! But even if it isn't summer, it still is oh so good with an explosion of flavor and one that we like to make again and again. I always love a nice fresh salad and also BLT sandwiches. So this is a win win everytime!

BLT Pasta Salad

Use fresh tomatoes and lettuce from the garden if you have it makes for another great meal using garden fresh produce. Or of course make it any time of the year with produce readily available at your local grocery store. Then paired with the homemade dressing that has just a great punch of flavor.

Just so fresh tasting! 

BLT Pasta Salad

This salad is super simple to make and can be ready in just about 15 minutes. Enjoy a light, simple summer salad for lunch or dinner in no time to make.

BLT Pasta Salad

So if you love BLTs, you have to try this delicious summer pasta salad idea....the BLT Pasta Salad! Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes with bowtie pasta and a creamy dressing with a little zip. All your favorite BLT sandwich toppings in a single bowl!

BLT Pasta Salad Pin

BLT Pasta Salad

Ingredients for BLT Pasta Salad

For the dressing: 
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream 
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

For the salad: 
8 oz. bowtie pasta
3-4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 pint grape tomatoes - cut in halves
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions for BLT Pasta Salad 

1. First prepare the dressing for the salad by mixing together all the dressing ingredients and mix together until well combined and smooth. Set aside.

2. Prepare the pasta according to the package in a medium size pan. Drain and transfer to a large salad bowl when the pasta is done cooking. 

3. Meanwhile, prepare the other salad ingredients. chopped lettuce, halved grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese, cooked bacon crumbles. 

4. Add the prepared dressing to the salad ingredients. Toss all the salad ingredients together until everything is evenly coated with the dressing. 

5. Ready to serve.

Try these other pasta salads:

Garden Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad Pinterest

This post is sponsored by the Glass Barn, Indiana Soybean and Corn Farmers but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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