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“BLT” Pasta Salad

August 14, 2013

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Sometimes, you just get a craving. Usually my cravings are fairly predictable: ice cream. Chocolate. Peanut butter.

Other times, my cravings take even me by surprise. Tonight was one of those nights, when suddenly I had a craving for bacon.

And pasta.

And avocado.

Then I got to the store and saw Brussels sprouts. And suddenly I had a craving for those, too.

Luckily for me, all of these things sounded like they could make a potentially delicious meal. Even more luckily for me, they not only turned into a delicious meal, but the meal took fewer than 30 minutes to make.

Add this one to the rotation, friends. It’s a keeper!

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“BLT” Pasta Salad

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces short whole wheat pasta (we used elbows)
  • 1 avocado halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped
  • 7 slices turkey bacon
  • about 3 cups shredded Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, cook bacon according to package directions until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and crumble. Add 1 tablespoon oil and Brussels sprouts to pan. Saute sprouts in bacon grease until tender and slightly wilted.

3. In a large bowl combine the avocados, lemon juice, bacon, sprouts, remainder of the olive oil, garlic, pepper, and salt. Add the hot pasta and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with cheese. Makes 4-5 servings.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2013 8:51 am

    I’m making this over the weekend!!!

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