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Caesar BLT Pasta Salad

fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,606
This is a great dish for when the weather starts to warm up. VERY ADDICTIVE!

Caesar BLT Pasta Salad
(adapted from Food Network)

16 oz. mini farfalle (bowties)
1 lb. bacon
1 pint sugar plum tomatoes, sliced
1 c. Gardini’s Caesar dressing
1/2 c. parmesan
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 c. olive oil
Juice of one lemon
4 c. chopped romaine lettuce

Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water to al dente, then drain. (I cooked mine the night before and tossed it with the olive oil and lemon juice and marinated it in the refrigerator overnight.) This keeps the pasta from sticking together.

Cut the bacon into bite size pieces and cook in a large skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard the bacon grease; leaving just a tablespoon or so in the skillet. Add the sliced tomatoes and minced garlic and toss in the skillet for just a couple of minutes to cook the garlic and soften the tomatoes. Remove from heat and let sit until cool.

Since the pasta is nice and cold from being refrigerated overnight; just mix in the Caesar dressing, bacon, tomato mixture, olives and Parmesan, then toss in the chopped lettuce at the end and it’s ready to go! Serve at room temperature.

Caesar BLT Pasta Salad

Large & Mini, Cumming, GA  
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  • EggObsessedEggObsessed Posts: 551
    Bookmarked!  That's my kind of meal.  All I might add is some pickled jalapeno slices.
    Egging with NoJokeSmoke (Bruce) in SW Austin, Texas
    BGEs: XL, Medium, MiniMax and Mini
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,606
    Thanks @EggObsessed! We made it this weekend for a friends and family gathering and there were no leftovers. The pickled jalapeno slices sound like a great addition. Please let me know when you give this a shot!
    Large & Mini, Cumming, GA  
    image - 2009 Alumni
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