Saturday, July 14, 2012

BLT Pasta Salad

Today is the big day Laura's Wedding - Enjoy this recipe while I am with family

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Back in June I made this BLT Salad and it was delicious. This salad is perfect for a family reunion, pot-luck or picnic.  The dressing is so good that I am now making it for other salads.



BLT Pasta Salad
With Creamy Bacon Dressing
Cuisine at Home - Issue No. 94 July/August 2012

Cook
1 lb dry campanelle pasta
1 lb thick sliced bacon, diced

Whisk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp minced shallots
2 Tbsp minced fresh basil
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons bacon drippings
salt and pepper to taste

Stir In
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
4 cups halved grape tomatoes

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Transfer pasta to a bowl of ice water; drain well.  Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Reserve 3 tablespoons drippings, set aside to cool.

Whisk together mayonnaise, bacon drippings, shallots, basil, vinegar, and sugar in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Stir in pasta, romaine, tomatoes and bacon.  Add dressing and toss to coat; season again if needed with salt and pepper.  If you are taking the salad to an event put everything together toss with dressing just before serving.

Until Next Time,
Pam

Jam Hands
MondayswithCountrifiedHicks


3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...that sounds delicious! Can't wait to try this :)

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  2. Oh, wow! This looks delicious. I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this and other posts there!
    http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-blog-hop.html

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