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    BLT Pasta Salad is America’s favorite BLT sandwich turned into America’s favorite spring and summer side dish!  This BLT Pasta Salad recipe is bursting with not only crispy Bacon, crunchy Lettuce and juicy Tomatoes but fresh asparagus, peas and peppers doused in to-live-for bright, tangy, creamy Lemon Chive Dressing for the most irresistible pasta salad ever!  It’s hearty, flavorful, super easy, make ahead friendly and about to become your favorite company or potluck side. 

    Ingredients

    • 12 oz. mini Farfalle pasta ((or other small pasta like medium shells))
    • 1/2 pound (1/2 bunch) asparagus (tough ends removed then cut into 1” pieces)
    • 1 cup frozen petite peas (thawed)
    • 1 yellow bell pepper (chopped)
    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (quartered)
    • 4 cups roughly chopped romaine lettuce*
    • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 8 oz. thick cut bacon (cooked and chopped)
    • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest ((approx 1 lemon))
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 tsp EACH sugar, dried oregano, dried parsley, pepper
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives (may sub 1 tablespoon dried)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 307 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 19 g 29.44%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 16.25%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 10 mg 3.31%
    • Sodium: 393 mg 16.39%
    • Calcium: 54 mg 5.42%
    • Potassium: 108 mg 3.1%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 8.88%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 27 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.99%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 28.25%
    • Vitamin C 68.55%
    • Vitamin D 0.39%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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