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BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

 BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under
  • cold water. In a large bowl, combine romaine, chicken, tomato, bacon
  • and pasta.
  • In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, water, barbecue sauce, vinegar and
  • pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 8
  • servings.
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.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.