Cucumber BLT Pasta Salad

The spring time pasta salad you need- a light dressing, apple wood smoked bacon, romain lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and petite peas!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 4 slices apple wood smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp light olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound gemelli pasta
  • 1/2 cup petite peas, cooked

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for gemelli.
  2. While waiting for water to boil, chop lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers. Microwave bacon until crispy. Once done cooking, chop bacon.
  3. Combine mayonnaise, white vinegar, and light olive oil, and dried basil in a small bowl for the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix to combine.
  4. Once water is boiling, cook pasta for approximately 12 minutes.
  5. Once water is done cooking, drain and rinse with cold water to cool pasta. In a large bowl, add pasta and dressing and mix to coat pasta in the dressing. Add bacon, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and peas to bowl and stir to mix and combine. Serve chilled.