Thursday, July 7, 2011

BLT Pasta Salad

We picked up a great recipe this weekend from our snack bar and my mom came right home to make it for a BBQ that night. It's a real crowd pleaser and fairly easy to make.

1 box pasta (bowtie or penne)
1 package campari tomatoes
1 package bacon (1 lb)
1 head romaine lettuce
3/4 cup mayonaise (more if desired)
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out bacon strips. Bake for 20 minutes or until crisp. Boil water and cook pasta according to directions. Dice tomatoes into small pieces (quarters or smaller) and remove seeds. Chop lettuce into small strips. Remove bacon from the oven, crumble, return to pan and continue crisping another 10 minutes. Allow pasta and bacon to cool to room temperature.

Combine pasta, tomatoes, lettuce, bacon and mayo. Season with salt and pepper to taste. To make as an entree salad add grilled chicken or grilled shrimp. To serve as an appetizer omit pasta and fill filo pastry cups with BLT mixture.


Some other highlights from the holiday weekend! 

4th of July BBQ

Five Mile River

Tomato & Mozz

Patriotic Prosciutto & Melon

Sunset in Oyster Bay

Dinner aboard Merlin


It was an all around great weekend. I got to accomplish everything on my list and so much more. Now off to Nantucket for my bachelorette! These three day weeks are the best! 

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