BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

Serves 8

The popular combo of bacon, lettuce and tomato stars in this crowd-pleasing pasta salad. Instead of chopping the cooked bacon, try cutting it with kitchen scissors for thin, even pieces.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 pound fusilli pasta
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk or milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, preferably heirloom, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4 lightly packed cups sliced romaine or other crispy lettuce
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Method: 

Cook fusilli according to package directions until just tender; drain, cool under cold running water and drain again.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, mustard, garlic and salt. Add pasta and toss until coated. Add bacon, tomatoes, onion and lettuce and toss again. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:280 calories (130 from fat), 14g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 570mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 11g protein
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