BLT Pasta Salad

  • 10MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 342KCAL

Sometimes you just crave pasta and this slimming and Weight Watchers friendly BLT Pasta Salad was created precisely because of that!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories342
  • Carbs57g
  • Protein18g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars4g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

With just a handful of ingredients, you can easily serve this BLT Pasta Salad for a simple lunch, a light evening meal or even as a side dish.

Our BLT Pasta Salad is a fantastic addition to any barbecue and if you need to save time then you can even make it up and leave it in the fridge for a couple of days. If you don’t mind adding a few more calories, then why not add a few tablespoons of lighter than light mayo to make this dish extra creamy?

What diets is this BLT Pasta Salad suitable for?

This BLT Pasta Salad is suitable for gluten free diets as long as you use gluten free pasta.

It can be made dairy free by swapping out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Quark
  • Natural fat free yoghurt

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this BLT Pasta Salad?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this BLT Pasta Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this BLT Pasta Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this BLT Pasta Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this BLT Pasta Salad?

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You don’t need any special equipment to make this BLT Pasta Salad, but a large salad bowl is always useful! You can pick one up from Amazon.

How many calories are in this BLT Pasta Salad?

There are 342 calories per portion in this BLT Pasta Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This BLT Pasta Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Remove all the fat from the bacon medallions and cut them into decent sized pieces.

Step 2

Cook them in a pan, with some low calorie cooking spray and the crushed garlic, until they are nice and brown. Then set aside.

Step 3

Mix the quark, yoghurt and Season All together in a large bowl, then season with some freshly ground black pepper.

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Step 4

Add the bacon, tomatoes and pasta to the quark mix and stir well.

Step 5

Stir in the lettuce, check the seasoning and enjoy!

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How do you know when this BLT Pasta Salad is cooked?

You should cook the bacon medallions in this recipe until they are nice and brown!

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep BLT Pasta Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put this dish out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you want to make this dish in advance then you can store your BLT Pasta Salad in the fridge for a couple of days!  Make sure any leftovers are refrigerated in a container with a lid.  

Can I freeze this BLT Pasta Salad?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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BLT Pasta Salad

Sometimes you just crave pasta and this slimming and Weight Watchers friendly BLT Pasta Salad was created precisely because of that!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 342
  • Carbs 57G
WW Points
  • 6 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g cooked pasta any dried pasta shapes are fine. We used fusilli
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 big handful lettuce ripped into large pieces. You can use any type, iceberg, romaine etc
  • 6 bacon medallions
  • 120 g quark
  • 70 g natural fat free yoghurt
  • ¼ - ½ tsp Schwartz Season All season to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Remove all the fat from the bacon medallions and cut them into decent sized pieces.
  2. Cook them in a pan, with some low calorie cooking spray and the crushed garlic, until they are nice and brown. Then set aside.
  3. Mix the quark, yoghurt and Season All together in a large bowl, then season with some freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Add the bacon, tomatoes and pasta to the quark mix and stir well.
  5. Stir in the lettuce, check the seasoning and enjoy!

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MaddieThursday 13th June 2019

So yummy! I made a huge batch for lunches during the week. I added chickpeas because I’m low on iron, tastes wonderful. When I’m feeling particularly naughty I garnish with my HeA cheese portion 🙂
Thanks pinchofnom

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    Emma TThursday 20th June 2019

    Sounds deeeelish!! ????

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LaurenMonday 15th April 2019

I couldn’t get the All Spice seasoning. Any recommendations as to what I could use instead?
Ideally I wanted to make this tonight.
TIA

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    CateMonday 15th April 2019

    Hi Lauren!

    You could replace the seasoning with:

    1/2 tsp Garlic Granules
    1/2 tsp Onion Granules
    1/2 tsp Sweet Paprika
    Salt & Pepper to taste

    Hope that helps! 🙂

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JasmineWednesday 20th March 2019

Can you eat this cold??

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    CateMonday 8th April 2019

    Yes, absolutely!

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tillyWednesday 27th February 2019

Is this no fat quark or full fat quark used please

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