Mel's BLT Dinner Salad

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Melanie Walker

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@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

How to Make Mel's BLT Dinner Salad

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.

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About Mel's BLT Dinner Salad

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



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