BLT Pasta Salad

Embrace this creative twist to your standard pasta salad.

July 16, 2012

Serves: 6
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 25 min
Total: 35 min


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 pt cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 oz part-skim mozzarella, diced
  • 3 tbsp sherry wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sm clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 lb chiocciole or rigatoni
  • 3/4 cup small basil leaves

Cook bacon in skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels and break into bite-size pieces.

2. Stir together tomatoes, cheese, vinegar, oil, and garlic in large serving bowl.

3. Cook pasta per package directions. Drain and immediately add to serving bowl with three-quarters of the basil.

4. Toss until well combined and season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with bacon and remaining basil.

Nutritional Facts per serving:
Calories: 382.6
Fat: 14.7 g
Saturated fat: 4.6 g
Cholesterol: 17.9 mg
Sodium: 203.5 mg
Carbohydrates: 47.4 g
Total sugars: 4.3 g
Dietary fibers: 3.1 g
Protein: 14.7 g

Courtesy of Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.