Memorial day is so soon, which means the official summer kick off starts! Insert long days, warm nights, pool parties, sun kissed skin and memories of a lifetime.To get you ready for the warm summer ahead, we wanted to share the perfect quick pasta salad with a fun classic twist! I think most of us have had good old BLT sammies, but have you ever had a BLT pasta salad? Trust us on this one – this salad will the perfect hit and dish to go with that FIRST summer kick off. Check out our BLT Pasta Salad Recipe below for the scoop on how to mix together this yummy salad with a twist.
BLT Pasta Salad Recipe
Plus.. what if I told you.. you can have this done in about 20 minutes and be out the door? Even better! This BLT Pasta Salad Recipe can be made up to 8 hours before serving! Perfect for those busy days. Be sure to add the lettuce/ greens of choice right before serving. If not, the greens become to soggy.
BLT Pasta Salad
what you need:
1 lb of bow tie pasta
1 lb cooked bacon – ( cut into small strips )
1 cup zesty Italian dressing
1/2 cup of creamy ranch dressing
1 cup sliced mini cherry tomatoes
2 cups lettuce/ greens of choice. I really like spinach, I feel like it goes better 🙂 salt + pepper to taste
bring a large pot of water to a boil, and cook pasta until aldente.
while water is boiling and pasta then goes in, heat a skillet over medium heat ( spray with oil ) and cook the bacon 2-3 minutes on EACH side. Until crispy!
Drain pasta, rinse with cold water.
Mix your cup of dressing & toss with pasta.
Then add greens, tomatoes and bacon
Salt and pepper as needed.
Serve right away or enjoy on the cooler side.
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