Mel's BLT Dinner Salad

Melanie Walker

By
@mwalker939

A variation of this salad originally appeared in Taste of the South's May issue and was served as a side salad. After looking the recipe over and giving it my "Mel" twist this is a dinner salad we serve regularly and enjoy with crusty bread and a cool glass of lemonade. I doubled - and then some - the amount of bacon and arranged the ingredients to our family's tastes. It's a big hit and much requested. Hope you enjoy!!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
mayonnaise
1/3 c
apple cider vinegar
2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
garlic powder
2 tsp
black pepper
2 lb
macaroni, elbox
1-2 lb
bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 c
grape tomatoes, halved
4 c
lettuce leaves, roughly cut

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl mix together mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
2
Cook macaroni according to package directions and drain. (I use elbow macaroni or for a fancier look I use the bow tie to swirls.)
3
Mix macaroni bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce into the large bowl with the mayonnaise mixture. Make this recipe ahead and serve chilled for best results - but beware ... we never could wait that long.
4
I serve this salad as a main dish meal with crusty bread or rolls. It goes fast at family get-to-gethers and is great the next day to serve as leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Summer, #blt, #salad