This pasta salad is a healthy, filling meal or a great side dish at a potluck. A great way to use up summer's abundance of tomatoes!
- 3 2⁄3 cups cooked whole wheat elbow macaroni (about 8 ounces uncooked)
- 4 cups seeded coarsely chopped tomatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds)
- 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
- 1⁄2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 1⁄3 cup plain low-fat yogurt, drained
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss gently.
- Combine mayonnaise and next 6 ingredients; stir well.
- Add dressing to salad and toss gently. Serve immediately.
Made this for the Super Bowl and everyone dug in and polished it off by the end of the game. I used regular bacon in place of the turkey, and used regular mayonnaise for us! This recipe will be repeated at my house! Goal winning recipe right here!
This is a really good recipe. I changed a few things just as a matter of personal taste. Used 2x's as much bacon and used regular bacon. I also halved the recipe. We always have tons of leftovers that don't get eaten. Not sure how much pasta I used but not the full amount. I'm sure that didn't change the flavor but seemed like the amount called for was too much. I also used red wine vinager because I didn't have cider vinager. My daughter ate this dish immediately and it was good but tasted better after it sat in the fridge a few hours. The lettuce was still good. She is a vegetarian, so had to get hers before adding the bacon. Actually, after reviewing all of the blt pasta salad recipes, I liked this one the best and I'm glad I chose it. I definitely plan on making this again. Very creamy and tastes like a BLT. Thanks for submitting this recipe. Next time I need to bring a salad to a potluck , I will make the night before and add the romaine right before bringing it.
I've made this a couple of times now, and we love it!