BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad Recipe
- 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
- 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: 6 servings.
1-3/4 cups: 253 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Reviews for BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad
"My family doesn't like salads, so I was very happy to make this where the focus was on the bacon and pasta instead of the Romaine lettuce. I substituted peas for the tomatoes, as my family doesn't like tomatoes either. Everyone at our table liked this salad very much. Yum!"
"Delicious! I took the past poster's comment and left out the water. To me, the consistency was correct after I did that."
"Good but would tweak a few things next time. I thought the salad needed more bacon and the dressing was very runny. Perhaps leaving out the water as another reviewer suggested would be a good solution. I used penne pasta rather than bowties because that's what I had on hand, and I substituted cherry tomatoes cut in half for the one medium tomato because that is also what I had on hand. Worked out just fine!"
"The salad was great, but will use a different dressing next time. I think Caesar dressing would be good along with some shaved parmesan."
"I made this for a light supper for my sister and niece. They gave it a thumbs down. I may make it again, adding more bacon, and tweaking the dressing by leaving out the water which renders it tasteless, and adding herbs, maybe Ranch mix to give more flavor."
"I will make again but without the dressing."
"Subbed black olives and peas for the tomatoes, Caesar for the mayo. Yum yum! Very easy. I also only coated the meat, veg and pasta in the dressing to keep the lettuce fresh plus easier for leftovers."
"very tasty! The only thing we changed was not adding water to the dressing. It just didn't need it."
"Great recipe! Everyone loved it!"
"how many calories in this?"
"My family loved this dish. I will make it again!"
"This is very good for a hot summer's supper on the deck! Be sure the pasta is drained well so it doesn't make the dressing runny."
"My husband and I loved this without the chicken. We will add more bacon for the true BLT taste."
"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."
"My Fiancée and I loved this! I would add more bacon next time."
"This was very good! Used cherry tomatoes cut in half. Had to substitute red wine vinegar because all I had, and it worked fine!!"
"Great Dish! Made this for a potluck and everyone enjoyed it! I would make this again!"
"Great summertime dish! We liked it with arugula instead of romaine for a more robust flavor."
"Made this for a light dinner with whole wheat rolls. Me and my husband both give it a thumbs up!"
"very good. easy to make."
"Made this for my husband and I for lunch today and we both loved it. I added pepperoni crisped in the microwave, and croutons. Thought both additions gave it extra flavor and crunch. Easy, delicious meal, especially good for warm, summer days."
"This is definitely better the day it is made; the dressing got absorbed by the second day, but I sprinkled some shredded Parmesan on top to give it some added flavor."
"My family really loved this recipe"
"My whole family just loves this salad. I sprinkle parmesan cheese on top at the end. Great for a hot summer day."
"100%I make again,,."
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.