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BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad Recipe
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BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad Recipe

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I first had this summery salad at a family reunion, and it's become one of my husband's favorite dinners. Sometimes, we leave out the chicken and serve it as a side dish instead. —Jennifer Madsen, Rexburg, ID
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 189 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl, combine romaine, chicken, tomato, bacon and pasta.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, water, barbecue sauce, vinegar and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p31

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 189 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

This was really easy to make, and quite good. You could easily use the precooked bacon and save a little time. I cooked my own, but next time I'll use precooked. The dressing is not overpowering nor is the salad swimming in it. It provides a nice coating of flavor.

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

My Fiancée and I loved this! I would add more bacon next time.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2014

This was very good! Used cherry tomatoes cut in half. Had to substitute red wine vinegar because all I had, and it worked fine!!

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

Great Dish! Made this for a potluck and everyone enjoyed it! I would make this again!

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

Delish!

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