Maya Turnor Recipe

BLT Salad w/ Greek Yogurt Dressing

By Maya Turnor MayaBCookin


Recipe Rating:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Maya's Story

The first time I made this it was a HIT! Everyone at the BBQ loved it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This salad is a sure winner at your next potluck. When you say BLT, you win over most everyone. But this dressing is a definite winner. You may want to prepare a little extra dressing ... it's that good!

Ingredients

12 oz
pasta of choice, cooked and drained
12 oz
lean bacon
3 medium
tomatoes
1 clove
garlic, minced
5 c
romaine lettuce head, chopped
DRESSING
1 Tbsp
freshly chopped thyme
1 Tbsp
freshly chopped rosemary
1/2 c
mayonnaise
1/4 c
greek yogurt, plain

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water as the label directs. I add thyme, rosemary, garlic and oil. Drain and rinse with cold water.
2
Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon into bite-sized pieces; set aside. Keeping 1/4 of a cup to garnish. Discard all but 3 tablespoons drippings from the pan.
3
Mix the mayonnaise and Greek yogurt with the pasta until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with the lettuce and cut up tomatoes coating completely.
4
Once bacon is cool toss in all but 1/4 cup mixing up and coating all the ingredients. Garnish with sprigs of Rosemary, Thyme and the 1/4 cup of bacon.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy


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10 Comments

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Kim Otero Kimpops
Jun 25, 2014
okay, so no rosemary or thyme in the dressing? I have some fresh thyme, looking forward to using it in the recipe!
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Maya Turnor MayaBCookin
Jun 25, 2014
Thank you everyone!

Kim mix the drippings with the dressing and yes cook the pasta with all the herbs it give a great flavor through out.
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Kim Otero Kimpops
Jun 25, 2014
I'm not sure what you do with the 3 T reserved bacon drippings? (although I could guess). Also, is the thyme, rosemary, garlic and oil added to the pasta cooking water? Or added to the pasta after draining? Or added to the dressing? At any rate, sounds delicious!
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Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest
Jun 19, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS on winning your first Blue Ribbon Maya ♥