This could be the BEST pasta salad I’ve ever made. It’s just so perfect and I can’t stop thinking about how dreamy it is.
This BLT pasta salad was an idea that came to me after Tony and I started making amazing BLT sandwiches with avocado for our lunches (we were on a real bacon kick for a few weeks!). There is something so classic, comforting and delicious about a class BLT sandwich that I started thinking about how good it might be deconstructed into a pasta salad. A few nights later, I developed this recipe and fell head over heels in love. Trust me when I tell you, you need to make it.
Before you get started, I do want to mention that the jalapeno cashew dressing really helps tie it all together. It’s creamy with a hint of heat and coats every nook and cranny of the pasta. Don’t be afraid to try something new and different than what you’re use to! It’s DAMN GOOD.
BLT pasta salad ingredients
This easy BLT pasta salad is basically just made up of your fav pasta, some fresh summer veggies, and a simple cashew sauce you’ll absolutely fall in love with. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Jalapeno cashew dressing: We’re using this recipe for the dressing. IT IS AMAZING and dairy free!
- Bacon: the B in the BLT, baby! The bacon adds salty, crispy bites to the pasta salad. Feel free to use turkey bacon if you’d like.
- Pasta: I suggest using bowties or large shells so that the dressing gets in all of those nooks and crannies, but feel free to use any pasta…