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Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato Macaroni Salad

 Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato Macaroni Salad
This pleasing pasta salad is like eating a BLT in a bowl. Chock-full of crispy crumbled bacon, chopped tomato, celery and green onion, the sensational salad is draped in a tangy mayonnaise and vinegar dressing. It's a real crowd-pleaser! -Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1-1/4 cups diced celery
  • 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 5 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in
  • cold water. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, green onions,
  • tomato and celery.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour
  • over macaroni mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at
  • least 2 hours. Just before serving, add bacon. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 290 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 387 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.