Friday, July 26, 2013

I have a new recipe to share with you!

If you like BLTs you'd better go grab a pen and paper right now!
Go ahead. I'll wait for you...


Okay, the recipe is for a BLT pasta salad!!

Oh my! I just made it for supper tonight and one word describes it:

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BLT Pasta Salad
Author: A Bird and a Bean. Adapted from Food Network.


12 ounce corkscrew shaped pasta
½ cup milk
12 ounces lean bacon
4 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon chopped
fresh thyme
1 clove garlic, minced Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup mayo
¼ cup greek yogurt
¼ cup sour cream
4 tablespoons chopped chives
5 cups chopped romaine hearts


Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package.
Drain and toss with the milk in a large bowl; set aside. Crazy to toss it with milk. You won’t be sorry.
Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain. Discard drippings, but reserve about 3 tablespoons of drippings from the pan.
Add the tomatoes, thyme and garlic to the pan and toss until warmed through; season with salt and pepper.
Crumble the bacon, set aside ¼ cup for garnish. Toss the remaining bacon and the tomato mixture with the pasta.
Mix the mayonnaise, greek yogurt and sour cream with 3 tablespoons chives with the pasta until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the lettuce; toss again to coat.
Garnish with the reserved bacon and the remaining 1 tablespoon chives.
Serve at room temperature. Or chilled the next day. Refrigerate leftovers. If there are any.


Now I didn't make it exact. I used Penne pasta. I don't eat Greek yogurt so I omitted it. I used light cream instead of milk. I didn't have fresh thyme, so I threw in some dried thyme instead. Wish I had chives too, but I didn't.

Still delicious and definitely a keeper recipe!

You must try it!

Have a terrific weekend, everyone!

:> )


Peri said...

Sounds good. However, I don't need all the mayo and the sour cream and the I would likely just use the mayo by itself. I will definitely try it and I will make some for Peg with all the ingredients. Thanks a heap!
By the way, Stella just might be giving you her Nylabone because she needs to apologize....

Susan said...

This sounds good. I look forward to having a working kitchen again. Cooking real food on a real stove will be so awesome. I'm going to try this. xoxo

Diana said...

That looks delicious..Will try soon, I am going to be opening my new site in September, YAY..I have my blog back up and running as well..Your house is gorgeous, as always!!! Thank you again, for all of your help..Stay cool, and have fun!

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