BLT Pasta Salad is a healthier version of the classic, using greek yogurt, mayonnaise and fresh parsley as the salad dressing. Cherry tomatoes, bacon, avocado, and radishes. The perfect salad for BBQ and picnics.
Cook the bacon in a frying pan until crispy. Add to a paper towel to absorb extra grease. Once cool, chop into small pieces. Set aside.
Cook pasta: In a medium pot, cook the pasta according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
Chop salad ingredients: Slice cherry tomatoes in half, slice radishes into thin strips, chop the lettuce into small strips, and chop the avocado into small cubes. Add everything to a large bowl along with 3 cups cooked pasta, and chopped bacon.
Make the dressing: In a bowl, combine greek yogurt, mayonnaise, minced parsley, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper. Whisk together.
Assemble salad: Add the dressing to salad ingredients bowl and toss everything together. Can be served immediately, or placed in the fridge until ready to use. This salad tastes best when served the same day it’s made (the lettuce might be a bit soggy the following day).