Just plain healthy recipe...
Same great ingredients - bacon, lettuce and tomatoes - in BLT sandwiches only made into a satisfying, healthful BLT Pasta side dish. To up the nutrient ante further, go with whole grain ziti pasta. Is whole grain pasta is new to you and you are not sure you want to try it? Try using half whole grain and half regular at first.
1 pound ziti pasta
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
12 ounces fresh lettuce leaves, cleaned and stems discarded
1 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
18 plum tomatoes, cored, seeded and cut in halves
1/4 cup freshly grated fat free Parmesan cheese
Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, about 1 minute. Add lettuce in handfuls, adding more as lettuce wilts. Add basil, crumbled bacon and sun-dried tomatoes. Stir an additional minute, or until heated through.
Combine cooked pasta and lettuce mixture in large bowl. Stir in tomatoes and cheese. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1-cup
Calories: 339; Total Fat: 5.9g; Cholesterol: 13.3mg; Carbohydrates: 85.4g; Protein: 19.2g; Sodium: 308mg
May we recommend...
If you are new to trying whole wheat pasta, consider trying the Pastariso Multi-Pack Sampler. This pasta contains no GMOS, is all natural, gluten free and made in the USA. It's a great way to try out whole grains in your pasta dishes.