Monday, July 5, 2021

BLT Macaroni Salad & Pasta for Shark Week

I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that this BLT Macaroni Salad was the hit of our Sunday dinner:@) I've seen plenty of recipes out there, what makes mine a tad different is, start with your favorite macaroni salad, and the rest is simply plating and presentation. I mixed some bacon into the salad, scooped the salad onto a generous bed of shredded lettuce and placed sliced tomatoes around the edge. This helped keep the lettuce crisp and the tomatoes didn't make the pasta salad watery. And of course a little crumbled bacon for garnish is always nice. 

And Shark Week starts July 11th this year folks, you really can't tell from the picture but, I used shark shaped pasta and some small shells for the salad above. Just a little something to help make things fun for the kids... Walmart had this Baby Shark Mac and Cheese, I used the pasta for this salad. I've seen big boxes of ocean shapes in the past at Walmart, Home Goods etc, and Aldi. My best tip: If using small shapes like this or small shells, set your timer for 8 minutes and immediately run under cold water to cool off so they don't over cook and get mushy. 
Cute!

Eat well, celebrate the little things, and have a happy day:@)

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful salad Lynn! My son loves shark week, I need to get him some of that pasta!

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  2. That looks like the perfect summer salad for lunch or dinner Lynn. I hope you had a nice 4th of July and have a nice week.

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  3. The shark mac and cheese shells are hilarious! I'm going to hunt some down! Bacon makes everything better---this pasta salad is perfect for summer dining!

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  4. What a great idea to use those shark pasta shapes for a fun macaroni salad. I was in Walmart yesterday, still looking for that pineapple coconut water that you wrote about, and it’s still not in.

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  5. What a wonderful pasta salad with a great flavour and texture profile; juicy yet not soggy. And some crispy bacon always is a great idea! :)

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  6. Love this recipe. BLTs and pasta are both favorites so combining them is awesome for me. Thanks for sharing on Craftastic Monday.

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