Wednesday, May 6, 2009

BLT Macaroni Salad




Now that food from the grill is officially in our regular dinner rotation, it was high time I made some macaroni salad to go along with it! I found this recipe on Buns in my Oven and was anxious to give it a try as a departure from my 'regular' standby.

We thought this was really good! I mean, who doesn't love bacon....in anything? It definitely takes on a whole new feel and taste with the addition of the green onions and tomatoes, but they were a welcome addition! And I know that there is technically no "L" in the BLT Mac salad, but I think the green onions kind of give it that 'green' feel that one would be looking for in a BLT! All in all this was a great recipe that I'm sure to be making again!!!

Ingredients
Source: Buns in my Oven

1lb. macaroni pasta
8 slices bacon
2 medium-large tomatoes (I only used 1 tomato as my husband isn't a huge fan of tomato 'chunks')
2-3 bunches of green onions, plus extra for garnish
1 cup mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
1/4 cup white vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add macaroni. Cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and pour into large mixing bowl.

2. Fry 8 slices of bacon and, when cool enough to handle, crumble into bite sized pieces. Set aside.

3. Chop tomatoes and green onions, add to small mixing bowl. Mix in mayonnaise and vinegar. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

4. Pour mayonnaise mixture over macaroni and stir together well. Stir in the crumbled bacon.

5. Serve in a pretty dish with some chopped green onions sprinkled on top. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Joelen said...

Mmm - what a great pasta salad for the summer!

Colleen said...

Yum - this looks fabulous!

Karly said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

thecookingnurse said...

I actually have all the ingredients on hand for this, I will have to try it!

Amy said...

This looks so good! I love macaroni salad!! I'm definitely giving this a try soon!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

KMAYS said...

I love pasta salads, and this one looks delicious!

Molly Jean said...

Mmm that is a perfect side for grilling out in the summer!

thecookingnurse said...

I made the salad for Mother's Day and we really enjoyed it!

 

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