This BLT Pasta Salad Recipe with Creamy Avocado Dressing is a fresh, flavorful side dish made with pasta, bacon, lettuce and tomato. Perfect for potlucks, picnics, parties or dinner.
BACON LETTUCE TOMATO PASTA SALAD
This pasta salad with a twist comes together easily and will be a hit at parties, potlucks and barbecues. Pasta, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion tossed in a creamy avocado dressing makes for a colorful and flavorful side dish.
Grape or cherry tomatoes work best because they will not add a lot of extra liquid to the pasta salad. Any tomatoes you have on hand will work though.
Use your preferred pasta. This pasta salad works best with sturdy pasta noodles.
Iceberg lettuce can be used instead of romaine.
This recipe includes a Creamy Avocado Dressing. Feel free to use your favorite pasta salad dressing as most will go well with this dish.
BLT PASTA SALAD STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 2-3 days. The pasta salad will keep longer if you leave the tomatoes whole.
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WHAT TO SERVE WITH PASTA SALAD:
- AVOCADO DRESSING:
- 1 avocado, pit and skin removed
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 Garlic clove
- 6 Tablespoons olive oil
- 6 Tablespoons sour cream
- ½ Teaspoon salt
- ½ Teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 4-6 Tablespoons water (to thin it out to desired consistency)
- PASTA SALAD:
- 1 lb tri-color rotini pasta, cooked according to package instructions
- 1lb bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
- ½ red onion, diced
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
DRESSING: In a blender or food processor add all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Add the water a little at a time to thin out. Store in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator.
PASTA SALAD: In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients besides the parmesan and toss. Add half the avocado dressing and parmesan cheese and mix until thoroughly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, mix in the rest of the avocado dressing.
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Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 490Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 52mgSodium 938mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 21g
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