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BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad is a flavorful Salad consisting of peppery arugula, corkscrew pasta, thick crisp bacon, sweet, delicious organic yellow cocktail tomatoes, and tiny grape tomatoes, with red onion and a cool ranch dressing that will absolutely amaze your taste buds.

Springtime is a wonderful time to start digging into our salad greens and showing off our salad creativity. I happened to be in Wholefoods Market a few years back and bought their version of BLT Pasta Salad, I have to tell you I was hooked line and sinker. I decided I was making this salad–even better.

BLT Pasta Salad is a flavorful Salad consisting of peppery arugula, corkscrew pasta, thick crisp bacon, sweet, delicious organic yellow cocktail tomatoes, and tiny grape tomatoes, with red onion and a cool ranch dressing that will absolutely amaze your taste buds.We all know, I love Ranch Dressing and of course. I adore BLT Sandwiches, so this salad would be perfect for my family picnics, work pot-luck, you name it I was owning this salad and making it mine ASAP

When I got home that day I decided I would really like the BLT Pasta Salad so much better if I cut out the Romaine lettuce out, switched out the heirloom red tomatoes for tiny grape tomatoes and sweet yellow cocktail tomatoes to start… I wasn’t sure I wanted to delve into recreating the dressing, after all, I make one mean Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing why not put it to good use?

 

 

BLT Pasta Salad is a flavorful Salad consisting of peppery arugula, corkscrew pasta, thick crisp bacon, sweet, delicious organic yellow cocktail tomatoes, and tiny grape tomatoes, with red onion and a cool ranch dressing that will absolutely amaze your taste buds.

 

 

 

What you will need to make the BLT Pasta Salad

  • 8 ounces of a pound of  corkscrew pasta, al dente
  • 8 ounces of thick sliced deli-style bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 1 Buttermilk Ranch Recipe
  • 4 lightly packed cups of organic arugula
  • 8 yellow organic cocktail tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup of organic grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 red salad onion diced
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper

 

 

 

 

 

BLT Pasta Salad is a flavorful Salad consisting of peppery arugula, corkscrew pasta, thick crisp bacon, sweet, delicious organic yellow cocktail tomatoes, and tiny grape tomatoes, with red onion and a cool ranch dressing that will absolutely amaze your taste buds.
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BLT PASTA SALAD

BLT Pasta Salad is a wonderful Salad consisting of peppery arugula, corkscrew pasta, thick crisp bacon, sweet, delicious organic yellow cocktail tomatoes, and tiny grape tomatoes, with red onion and a cool ranch dressing
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill1 hr
Total Time27 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, lettuce, pasta, Ranch, tomato
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 210kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of a pound of corkscrew pasta al dente
  • 8 ounces of thick sliced deli-style bacon cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 1 Buttermilk Ranch Recipe
  • 4 lightly packed cups of organic arugula
  • 8 yellow organic cocktail tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup of organic grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 red salad onion diced
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Follow the directions on the back of pasta package, using the al dente method. Once the pasta is done the cooking, drain and rinse the pasta in cold water.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp, one cool to the touch chop bacon and reserve.
  • Be sure all produce has been properly cleaned.
  • Slice yellow cocktail tomatoes in halves, dice the red salad onion.
  • Place drained pasta in a large bowl, add Buttermilk Ranch Dressing a little at a time- about 2/3 of a cup or to your taste. Toss the pasta to coat evenly. Add arugula, tomatoes, the diced red onion, a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss salad thoroughly to combine.
  • Serve immediately with extra dressing on the side.

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

BLT Pasta Salad is a flavorful Salad consisting of peppery arugula, corkscrew pasta, thick crisp bacon, sweet, delicious organic yellow cocktail tomatoes, and tiny grape tomatoes, with red onion and a cool ranch dressing that will absolutely amaze your taste buds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Linda Nortje (@WithABlast)
    March 25, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Stunning salad and I love all the ingredients !

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    mealplanmaven
    March 25, 2015 at 11:29 am

    What a fun and yummy salad! You are so creative and I always look forward to seeing what wonderful dishes you will dream up next!

  • Reply
    Hadia
    March 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Love the salad, Heidy! Looks so tempting!

  • Reply
    Simply Sated
    March 25, 2015 at 8:36 am

    BLT Salad with pasta sounds like a brilliant idea. Beautiful!

  • Reply
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    March 25, 2015 at 6:34 am

    That looks like my perfect salad. A little bit of bacon goes a long way.

  • Reply
    Nicole Neverman
    March 25, 2015 at 12:57 am

    This is the most gorgeously delicious pasta salad I have ever seen. Love everything about it!

  • Reply
    Catherine
    March 25, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Dear Heidy, I love your version of the BLT…this looks delish! Pinning. xo, Catherine

  • Reply
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    March 24, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Love every ingredient in this salad. Looks great.

  • Reply
    Erica (@Erica's Recipes)
    March 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    gorgeous! I love errything about this beautiful salad.

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