Gluten-Free BLT Pasta Salad

This gluten free BLT Pasta Salad is the perfect pasta salad to serve a crowd!  The salty bacon, along with the sweet tomatoes, and fresh crisp lettuce all dressed in a creamy dressing is so hearty and flavorful.

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Reminiscent of your favorite sandwich, turned into a BBQ or pot luck favorite: meet this BLT pasta salad! It’s a great meal for any gathering! Perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs add flavor and protein, and juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breast would be a great addition, too!

Ingredients:

Pasta Salad:

Dressing:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Dried dill
  • Salt and pepper, more to taste
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This BLT Pasta Salad is:

  • Flavorful
  • Hearty
  • Creamy with a crunch
  • Perfect for any BLT lover
  • Amazing as a BBQ side dish

How To Make This BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Step 1: Make Hard Boiled Eggs and set aside. This is optional but worthy of adding!

Step 2: Make Bacon (oven) or Air Fryer Bacon and set aside.

Step 3: Cook the pasta as directed, rinse and drain, and set aside to cool.

Step 4: Chop lettuce, scallions, and tomatoes.

Step 5: Prepare the dressing.

Step 6: Assemble and enjoy!

What Pasta To Use

Truly any pasta will work here!

I love using gluten-free rice pasta (made with only brown rice as the ingredient), because it’s easier for me to digest, and nobody knows it’s gluten-free! I make this as an easy BBQ or dinner side, and it’s great for leftovers, too! My two favorite brands are Jovial and Tinkyada.

Can I Sub Out Mayo?

You can try greek yogurt as a mayo substitute, but it’s not my personal favorite!

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Storing

This pasta salad is best served right away, or refrigerate and serve within 5 hours!

It will last 3 days in the refrigerator, but the lettuce and bacon will get soggy, so I find it best served right away.

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Gluten-Free BLT Pasta Salad

This gluten free BLT Pasta Salad is the perfect pasta salad to serve a crowd!  The salty bacon, along with the sweet tomatoes, and fresh crisp lettuce all dressed in a creamy dressing is so hearty and flavorful.

  • Author: Lexi

Ingredients

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Pasta Salad:

  • 1 package gluten-free pasta (12 ounces roughly), cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1 package bacon, cooked until crispy
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
  • Optional: 4 hardboiled eggs, sliced into quarters
  • Optional: a dash of hot sauce

Dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I like avocado oil mayo)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste

Instructions

  1. Make Hard Boiled Eggs and set aside. This is optional but worthy of adding!
  2. Make Bacon (oven) or Air Fryer Bacon and set aside.

  3. Cook the pasta as directed, rinse and drain, and set aside to cool.
  4. Chop lettuce, scallions, and tomatoes.

  5. Place all ingredients into a large bowl.
  6. In a high-speed blender, blend all dressing ingredients until well combined.
  7. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and mix well. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as desired.
  8. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 272
  • Sugar: 3.8g
  • Sodium: 610mg
  • Fat: 17.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.7g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 8.7g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg

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July 19, 2017

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13 Responses

  1. Delicious! I made this for a family bbq with the eggs (no hot sauce) & it was a hit.

    5.0 rating

  2. Super delicious salad! I used spinach instead of lettuce because that’s what I had, and instead of eggs, added a chopped apple. The star of this recipe is the dressing, seriously!

    5.0 rating

  3. I never leave a comment or review, but this pasta salad is amazing! If you are a BLT fan, this is for you. It’s so delicious! I’ll be making it for my daughter’s first birthday.

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