BLT Pasta Salad
Do you want a different way to eat a BLT, or do you need an easy side dish? This BLT Pasta Salad is perfect. It's packed with flavor and lots of veggies.
is another great choice
Romaine lettuce heart
or 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
or 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
according to package directions. (We like ours al dente, but many people prefer pasta to be cooked more well done in a salad.)
When the pasta is done, drain, and set aside in a
. Gently toss with the vegetable oil so the pasta doesn't stick together.
In the meantime, cook the bacon until it is crisp. Chop into bite-size pieces.
Roughly chop the tomatoes into bite-size pieces.
Add the bacon and tomato to the pasta.
, mix together the mayonnaise, salt, basil, and oregano.
Add the mayonnaise mixture to the pasta and gently toss to coat. Use a
soft silicone spatula
to keep the pasta from breaking up.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Just before serving, roughly chop lettuce into bite-sized pieces, add to the pasta mixture, and toss to mix.
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