Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BLT in a Bowl

We love anything with BACON around our house. BLT's are gourmet food.  So when I saw the opportunity to make BLT's a little different way I jumped at the idea!! Using pasta instead of bread. Brilliant. It did not let me down.  The kids LOVED it.  I served it as a side dish, but could of easily made it into a meal. Simple and delicious!!
BLT Pasta
12 oz. rigatoni pasta or other short pasta
9 slices of bacon (1/2 pound)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
baby spinach leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and set aside. Cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel to blot off grease. Break into pieces  Heat skillet to medium heat, add olive oil, vinegar and onion.  Season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Cook stirring, until tender, about 5-6 minutes.  Add the tomatoes, and desired amount of spinach. Toss together and cook for 1 minute.  Toss the onion-tomato mixture with the pasta and fold in the bacon pieces. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve hot or at room temperature.
*I used turkey bacon and it was good!!
You really don't need measurements with this recipe.
Perfect Summer dish!
YUM!!

5 comments:

  1. I really like this idea -- the spinach is a great replacement for iceberg lettuce!

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  2. Looks good for an extra hot and humid day... kinda like today:@)

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  3. We love our BLT's, too! I love this idea, Tiffanee...thanks for sharing :)

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  4. YUMMY :). Turkey Bacon is my favorite :)

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  5. I AM GOING TO TRY THIS WE HAVE LOTS OF FRESH TOMATOES

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