This BLT pasta salad with creamy chive dressing belongs on your summer menu! Great for any BBQ, pool party, or dinner side dish.
Pasta salad might just be one of my favorite things to eat. It’s beyond satisfying and flavorful with every bite. Also, it’s so versatile. I have a handful of pasta salad recipes on my blog. The options are endless.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this pasta salad recipe ahead?
Of course! I actually think it tastes better after some time in the fridge because the pasta will have absorbed more of the dressing and flavors. I would just add the lettuce before serving.
Can I use gluten free pasta?
Any pasta shape of your choice will work here, gluten-free or regular!
Other recipes you will love:
- Lemon Basil Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing
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- Jalapeño Pimento Pasta Salad
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1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
3 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp dijon
3–4 tbsp chopped chives
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz gemelli pasta, cooked til al dente
1 head of romaine, chopped
1 & 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
First make the chive dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large mixing bowl combine the pasta, romaine, cherry tomatoes, and bacon. Mix in the chive dressing.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!