Wednesday, August 31, 2011
When summer arrives, it seems like salads are the go-to meal accompaniment. This salad is a great side dish to burgers, brats, and hot dogs, and is filling enough to even be a meal in itself.
After the pasta's done and cool, you can start the dressing.
Well, it's an LT. But who wants to eat a lettuce and tomato sandwich? I think most of us can agree that the B is the best part. The bread, lettuce, and tomato are just there to make it look like we're not just having bacon for a meal.
Serve the pasta on a bed of lettuce, to complete the L in BLT. The creaminess of the dressing, the saltiness of the bacon, the sweetness of the tomatoes, and the crisp of the lettuce makes this salad something else.
Recipe: BLT Salad
1/2 lb. (1/2 box) pasta
salt, for boiling
1/2 c. mayo
1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 c. buttermilk
salt and pepper, to taste
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp. fresh chives, minced
6 slices bacon
1 bag prewashed lettuce
Boil pasta until just cooked. Drain and rinse under cold water.
In a large bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, and salt and pepper. Add onion, cherry tomatoes, and chives.
Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces. Cook until crisp. Add to the dressing. Toss well. Serve salad over a bed of lettuce.