Good Morning! It’s ME – your King – here to pass on a great summer time recipe for something REFRESHING with bacon!
I don’t know about you, but here in the Castle, my loyal subjects and I all appreciate having a LIGHT lunch or supper when it’s hotter than hot outside. You feel better when you eat more “light” in the hot weather don’t you think? Well, salads come to the rescue around here. I asked our Royal Chef to come up with some baconized salad recipes and he just stared at me so I’m giving you a recipe I like and I hope you’ll like it to!!
Well surprise – I love bacon in a salad! Try this!
Yummy BLT Salad
1 16-oz. bag/box of seashell pasta
1 lb. bacon
1-1/2 cups ranch dressing
1 small onion chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water to cool.
- Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crisp. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.
- In a large bowl, stir together the Ranch dressing, onion, and tomatoes. Mix in the cooled pasta. The pasta will absorb some of the dressing, so don’t worry if it seems like too much. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Crumble bacon over the top just before serving.
Totally easy and totally delicious at the same time. This is our GO TO salad in summer next of course to shrimp salad which will always be my favorite summer salad.
Don’t you just love an easy meal? I know when the weather is nice nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen making some “heat up the kitchen” meal. This salad is refreshing as it can be.
I just HAD to leave you with a smile or two hence the “baconian jokes”!
Happy Saturday to all my loyal subjects!