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The popular combo of bacon, lettuce and tomato stars in this crowd-pleasing pasta salad. Instead of chopping the cooked bacon, try cutting it with kitchen scissors for thin, even pieces.

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Servings: 8


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  • 1/2 pound fusilli pasta
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk or milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes preferably heirloom, diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 4 lightly packed cups sliced romaine or other crispy lettuce


  1. Cook fusilli according to package directions until just tender; drain, cool under cold running water and drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, mustard, garlic and salt. Add pasta and toss until coated. Add bacon, tomatoes, onion and lettuce and toss again. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 113g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 300  
Calories from Fat 172 57%
Total Fat 19.2g 24%
Saturated Fat 5.19g 21%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 514mg 21%
Potassium 214mg 6%
Total Carbs 24.05g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 5%
Sugars 2.3g 2%
Protein 7.73g 12%


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