3 March, 2016
WW BLT Pasta Salad
I haven’t made a cold pasta recipe in months, as it is winter and I usually reserve the pasta salad recipes for summer. But, spring will be here very soon, so I thought I’d practice up on some warm weather cooking.
I spied this recipe for Weight Watchers BLT Pasta salad on the 77 Recipe website (though it is published on a lot of other sites). It made me crave summer! Though the thought of getting into a bathing suit anytime soon makes me cringe, my thought was made a little bit better by knowing this recipe is only 86 calories per cup!
Start by cooking shell pasta. Combine pasta, bacon, tomatoes and lettuce in a large bowl. In a small bowl combine sugar, cider vinegar, sour cream, mustard and S+P. Pour the sauce into the pasta mixture and stir well.
I ate this pasta while it was warm and it was fantastic! Full of flavor that tasted just like a BLT sandwich. What made this pasta salad even better was the addition of the cider vinegar. It added a zip to the cream sauce that a lot of macaroni salads miss with just having mayo as the dressing. The bit of dijon added another a whole other layer to the taste too! The bites of bacon lent a great smokiness. I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about putting lettuce in a pasta salad, but I ended up being okay with it. I actually used shredded lettuce and concluded the dish would not be the same without it.
Check out the full recipe here: http://www.77recipes.info/2015/03/weight-watchers-blt-pasta-salad.html