A light, fresh, and mayo-free pasta salad with all the flavor notes of your favorite gourmet BLT!! Bring this to your next party!
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#Ad Easy Gourmet BLT Pasta Salad

A light, fresh, and mayo-free pasta salad with all the flavor notes of your favorite gourmet BLT!! Bring this to your next party!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • FOR THE ROASTED TOMATOES:
  • 2 oz containers cherry or grape tomatoes halved, 10
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • Sprinkle of dried oregano
  • FOR THE PASTA SALAD:
  • 1 lb dried pasta I used rotini
  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups garlic roasted cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs (basil parsley, dill, chives, and oregano)
  • 1/4 cup baby arugula
  • FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1 Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • FOR THE ROASTED TOMATOES:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, add tomatoes and toss together with olive oil and seasonings. Pour onto a foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tomatoes are soft and have burst.
  • FOR THE PASTA SALAD:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk mustard, garlic, salt and pepper, and vinegar. Pour in the olive oil, whisking as your pour, until well combined. Set aside.
  • Boil pasta until al dente (according to package directions).
  • Drain pasta and toss with half of the vinaigrette. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Add arugula, crumbled bacon, chopped herbs and roasted tomatoes. Toss to combine, adding more vinaigrette if desired.
  • Serve warm temperature or chilled.