BLT Inspired Pasta Salad
Jul. 20, 2010 6:24 pm
Updated: Jul. 21, 2010 8:01 am
During hot weather it seems like salads are an easier, cooler option for dinner. And lately I've been making Pasta Salads. My latest creation was inspired by my love of Bacon, Lettuce and Tomatoe sandwiches. (We also eat lots of sandwiches during the summer
months. I love a good and creatively made sandwich!) So, I got to thinking; it would so easy to make a BLT pasta salad. I boiled green spiral pasta noodles,....that's the lettuce equivilent. Oh! BTW, there is a trick to cooking pasta for making pasta salad.
Do not cook according to package directions. Only cook the pasta 1/2 or 2/3 of the recommended cooking time. Immediately remove from heat and cool off under cold water to stop the cooking. The pasta seems to hold up better in the salad when slightly undercooked. Drain
well, then add diced hard boiled egges, diced and fried bacon with drippings and stir in mayonaise. I also added diced onions and celery, S&P and some rice vinegar for some zip! I cannot tell you how good this is. In fact I got up this morning and had a small
bowl for breakfast with my coffee. Hey, it has bacon and eggs in it! Hmmmmm, wonder what else I can come up with? I do love cold bar-b-qued steak.