Sunday, October 20, 2013

BTA Pasta Salad (Bacon Tomato Avocado)

With spring in the air I always get an itch to find new pasta salads and recipes for summer barbecues. My criteria usually includes recipes that are easy, have commonly found ingredients and are generally healthy. Here's my twist on a BLT salad recipe I found that is sure to be a hit!

BTA  Pasta Salad (Bacon Tomato Avocado) Ingredients:

8 slices turkey bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped into pieces
1/2 pound bow tie pasta, cooked according to package instructions and rinsed under cold water
1/2 cup lowfat mayonnaise (or plain Greek yogurt)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 avocado peeled, pitted and diced
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
Salt to taste

-While your bacon and pasta are cooking, whisk mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, pepper and dill together in a bowl.
-Gently stir cooled pasta, cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado and bacon into the dressing.  
-Refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving.

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