Tomorrow is officially the start of Summer in my household and I could not be more excited! My plans are to have a lot of fun with the girls and visit with family and friends via cookouts and get together. Of course, no Summer get together is compete without a devious homemade salad of sorts, so I whipped up this delicious BLT Pasta Salad using Hunt’s diced tomatoes. It’s cool, crunchy, flavorful and delicious. It’s definitely a unique and new recipe that I will be sharing with those I love! It’s perfect for cookouts, potlucks, dinners, whatever, and this particular recipe can feed the masses. Score!
Of course, the hero of this recipe is the Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes that I found at WalMart. I keep these on hand because they are great for making my traditional recipes, like chili and spaghetti. I wanted to go out on a limb and create something unique and wasn’t the normal stuff that would really make these tomatoes shine. And that’s what happened in this recipe!
I love Hunt’s because they are a quality tomato product that come in lots of varieties. They use a unique flashsteam peeling method that uses only water. All natural. Love it!
I snapped a pic of my dinner last night on my cell to show how perfect this yummy salad goes with some brats grilled outside. The shredded lettuce and the bacon gives the salad a nice crunch, and it’s nice and cold which is perfect for Summer!
Enjoy this BLT pasta salad using diced tomatoes from Hunt’s. If you love them as much as I do. Be sure to check them out on the Hunt’s website and on get more Hunt’s recipes on Ready Set Eat. Also, be sure to like them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too. Enjoy!
- 2 cans Hunt's Diced Tomatoes, drained
- 1 Box Rigatore Pasta
- 1 pkg Bacon
- 4 Green Onion stalks
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Tbsps Milk
- 1 bag Shredded Lettuce
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Boil your pasta according to box instructions, drain, cool completely and set aside.
- Take your entire package of bacon and cut it into pieces, about ½ wide. Throw bacon into a pan and fry into bacon bits. When done and crispy, drain grease and allow to cool.
- Chop up all of the green onions from one end to the other. Use the entire stalk in this recipe! Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, mayo, milk, sugar and chopped onions. Stick in fridge for 30 minutes to allow flavors to incorporate.
- Once sauce has had a chance to marinate a bit, throw the cooked and cooled pasta in the bowl and toss until the sauce has completely covered the pasta. Add salt and pepper and toss, then the cooled bacon bits and toss again.
- Once you have your pasta served on your plate, top with 2-3 pinches of the shredded lettuce and toss before eating. This gives the salad a delicious, cool and crunchy texture. Yum!