A friend served this BLT pasta salad, and I just had to get the recipe. My husband loves BLT sandwiches, so this has become a favorite of his. It's nice to serve on hot and humid days, which we frequently get during summer here in Virginia. —Mrs. Hamilton Myers Jr., Charlottesville, Virginia
I created this salad when my husband and I were looking for something quick, yet different. The blend of flavors is wonderful, and I make it often. It's simply the best! —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
"I make this easy salad for lots of potlucks and always come home with an empty dish," writes Ellie Marsh from Lewistown, Pennsylvania. Crisp bacon, chopped tomato and fresh greens give a packaged pasta salad mix terrific flavor.
"Frank's Salad" is what this was called at Palm's Cafe in Columbus, Indiana. When my new husband and I were just out of college with little money for entertainment or dining out, we enjoyed this salad often. It has remained a favorite in a family that grew from two to seven.
-Maxine Wheeler, Columbus, Indiana
This simple pasta salad is a favorite of everyone I know! I like to keep the ingredients in separate containers in the fridge. Just toss together for one or more servings whenever needed. —Mary Sigfusson, Mankato, Minnesota
“I created this when my husband and I were looking for something quick, yet different. The blend of flavors is wonderful, and I make it often. It’s simply the best!” Paula Marchesi - Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Featuring all the fun fixings for a BLT chicken sandwich, this salad is so lovable. I can prep the ingredients ahead of time and just throw it together at the last minute. Barbecue sauce in the dressing gives it unexpected flavor. Even picky eaters love it. —Cindy Moore, Mooresville, North Carolina
“In my family of six, it’s hard to find a vegetable or salad that everyone will eat, but they all raved about this one,” enthuses Susie Clayton of South St. Paul, Minnesota. “With garden-fresh basil, this salad is easy, but mouthwatering.”—Susie Clayton, South St. Paul, Minnesota
Zesty and fun BLT Bread Salad always draws raves, says Tonya Vowels of Vine Grove, Kentucky. “It tastes just like a BLT, has a light vinaigrette dressing and goes well with so many main dishes,” she adds.