This is my 'go-to' salad. My family loves it and guest always rave. I use julienned baby spinach instead of lettuce.
This is really good. I used stevia instead of the sugar (just a small pkt.), had a bit more pasta, a bit less bacon (more would have been even better), 1/2 c. mayo and 1/2 c. Miracle Whip, two tomatoes (might add more next time), and 1/4 c. swiss chard leaves ground up in the food processor to increase nutrition a bit. Added the lettuce as I served it. Might add chicken and cheese next time, or replace the pasta with cheese tortillini. Really good as is with hamburgers, or as a light meal. Well worth the reviews it has gotten, and will make for an upcoming bridal shower.
Great flavor to this pasta salad! I did double the bacon and tomato. I used heirloom tomatoes which gave it a beautiful color. I also used the entire box of pasta. I would make this again!
I never thought pasta salad and "lettuce" salad could be part of the same dish but this absolutely marries the two together perfectly! This stuff is awesome. I made this as a side dish for a cookout last night. Everyone loved it, even my picky-eater sister.
=) I love it.. This was so easy to make!! Ok, I add a black pepper to it. No salt, I just prefer it light as it is.. I didn't have green onion, so I use red onion (chopped) for an extra crunch. (becareful, red onion is really strong- so just add a 2-3 tablespoon max.) Enjoy! It's like eating a BLT, but lighter version!! I'm going make this for a potluck.. Take less then 30 mins to make.
Do I really combine lettuce and noodles into one salad? I thought it sounded crazy but I dared to try. I am so glad I did! It tasted delicious! And to my surprise, the lettuce delivered a nice crunch to the salad. Thank you to Laura36 for submitting the recipe and to the 212 positive reviews that convinced me to try something new!
My DH LOVES this recipe. He requests it every time we go to a picnic or potluck. I love using bowtie pasta because it looks pretty, and the pasta holds onto the sauce really well! Rotini is also perfect for the same reason. When I take this to a potluck, I usually just garnish the top with some lettuce, but at home I mix the lettuce in just before we eat it. Thanks for the recipe!
DELICIOUS - Nothing was left. I didn't put the lettuce in until it was set on the table so it wouldn't wilt. We like things saucy so, a I'll make a little more dressing next time.
good salad, the only thing i would do differently is make a little extra dressing, i made mine the night before and by the time lunch was ready it was a little dryer than i hoped. thanks for the recipe!
I was looking for something to bring to a family party because my sister decided to make the salad I usually make. I was so happy I decided to try this BLT salad. I did use pepper bacon instead of regular bacon and more than 8 slices. I also added the lettuce in right before serving. Thank you for sharing this recipe!