BLT Pasta Salad

Try this delicious cold pasta dish on a hot summer day
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This recipe is courtesy of The Daily Meal Staff

6
Servings
191
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups bow tie pasta
  • 6 Cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 4 cooked and crumbled bacon strips
  • 1/2 Cup ranch dressing
  • 1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain

In a large bowl, combine the bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pasta. Add the ranch dressing and barbecue sauce. Toss to coat the pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
875µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
227µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
127mg
13%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
273µg
68%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
29mg
9%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
91mg
13%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
414mg
28%
Water
198g
7%

Pasta Salad Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Salad Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.