BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

(From PASTA PRIMO VINO! 2015)

Salad:

1-16 ounce package elbow macaroni, cooked and cooled
1 lb. center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1 Romaine lettuce heart, shredded
2 – 10 ounce packages grape tomatoes

Dressing:

1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Glorie Jumpin Jazz wine
salt & pepper to taste

Whisk dressing ingredients until smooth. Reserve 1/4 cup dressing. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, bacon, scallions, and main portion of dressing, stirring gently to coat. Chill until ready to serve. Immediately prior to serving, slice grape tomatoes in half. Add lettuce, tomatoes, and reserved dressing to salad; stir gently to coat. Serve with Glorie Jumpin Jazz!