Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tempt my Tummy Tuesday.

This is what is for dinner tonight. It has been a busy week with Doctors appointments for B. Then Hub's has been working over time a lot. He then has a ton of things to do outside the house and in the next week or two we will be painting the outside of our house.. Well when I say we I mean he. It is also a zillion degrees outside and even hotter in our house. So I am trying to find things to cook that will make it not become any hotter.  I found this recipe on Pinterest via Hi Its Jilly Make sure you check her blog out its totally cute. 

BLT Pasta Salad

3 2/3 C. cooked pasta (about 8 oz uncooked)- You can use farfalle, elbow, rotini, fusilli, etc. The pasta in the picture above is rainbow radiatori.
4 C. chopped tomatoes, or you can use cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled or chopped 
3 C. thinly sliced romaine lettuce (do NOT use iceberg! Seriously! It is the nutritional equivalent to cardboard!)
1/2 C. low-fat mayonnaise  (I like the Mayo with Olive Oil)
1/3 C. plain, low-fat yogurt, drained
1 TB Dijon mustard
1 tsp sugar, or your favorite sweetener
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, toss gently.
2. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Stir well.
3. Add dressing to salad and toss gently. 

You can serve it immediately, or let it chill in the fridge for a few hours. Or, you can make it the night before without the lettuce, then add the lettuce right before serving it. I actually like the way it tastes after it's had some time to chill in the fridge. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe. It's a great meal to throw together in the morning, then go have some fun with your family without worrying about dinner. 


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