Friday, August 26, 2011

blt pasta salad

somehow bacon continues to make an appearance in my recipes. hmmmm...
i think two summers ago i made this as a "dish to pass" for ummm pretty much everything i was asked to bring a "dish to pass". there's something special about cherry tomatoes in the summer. which reminds me... my friend katie asked me to post about tomatoes and when to use which ones. great question!

cherry or grape tomatoes
best for eating raw or using in salads.

plum or roma tomatoes
best used for sauces because they have less water content.

beefsteak tomatoes
best used on sandwiches

globe tomatoes
the most common variety of tomatoes and what you'll see at the grocery store. they are also known for being more bland.

a little tip! do not store tomatoes in the fridge... the texture and flavor changes.

blt pasta salad

1 lb farfalle or bowtie pasta
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 lb bacon, cooked and chopped
1 c chopped romaine lettuce or spinach
1 c light mayo
1/2 c milk
1 packet dry ranch dressing

1. cook pasta as directed and chill.
2. combine mayo, milk and ranch dressing packet.
3. combine all ingredients and bring as a "dish to pass"

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