Seaside BLT Pasta Salad

Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Love seafood? Take a few minutes and toss a tasty twist on BLT salad.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® ranch & bacon pasta salad mix
3/4
cup mayonnaise
2
tablespoons milk
2
tablespoons lemon juice
3
cans (6 oz each) lump crab meat, rinsed and drained
1/4
cup thinly sliced green onions
4
slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled (1/4 cup)
2
cups thinly sliced iceberg lettuce
2
medium tomatoes, chopped and drained (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together Seasoning mix, mayonnaise, milk and lemon juice. Stir crab meat, green onions and bacon.
  • 3 Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Stir pasta into salad mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to chill. Just before serving, gently toss with lettuce and tomatoes to coat.

Expert Tips

The Lump grade of crab meat is comprised of broken pieces of Jumbo Lump and other flake pieces. This grade of crab meat is ideal for crab cakes and other recipes where piece size is not important. You can use your favorite crab meat or try shrimp for a change.

Drain the tomatoes to keep the salad from getting watery.To drain tomatoes, place in a strainer after chopping and let stand 10 minutes.

Slim down this salad by using fat-free mayo and turkey bacon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
860mg
860%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.