Friday, August 19, 2016

BLT Pasta Salad

I am a sucker for anything with bacon in it (or pasta for that matter) and I LOVE a good BLT, so the combination of these two things makes perfect sense to me. : )  The sauce is light and has a little zing to it with the addition of BBQ sauce (trust me on this ingredient - it will not disappoint).

This recipe serves 4-6 people so double up if you are feeding a bigger crowd!

8oz farfalle (bowtie) pasta, cooked according to package directions
2 green onions, sliced
4 roma tomataoes, chopped
4-5 slices bacon, cooked and broken into pieces
¼ head (or about 2 cups worth) of iceberg lettuce, washed & chopped
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp BBQ sauce
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp salt & black pepper
1/8 tsp ground red pepper (optional)

Step One
While pasta is cooking, clean and chop your veggies and set aside.

Step Two
Whisk together mayo, BBQ sauce, vinegar and spices and set aside.

Step Three
Mix all ingredients (except lettuce & bacon) together in a large mixing bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Tip: make sure your pasta is cooled off before mixing with other ingredients - sometimes I throw a few ice cubes in the colander to quicken the process.

Fold in the lettuce and bacon a few minutes before serving so they don't get too soggy. Enjoy, y'all!


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