I'm always looking for ways to lighten up classic recipes like Macaroni Salad. I love it but I can't afford to put on a couple of pounds by eating the very high cal/fat store bought kind. I decided to make my own so I could enjoy one of my favorite summer salads without all the guilt!
Ranch BLT Macaroni Salad
Cal 158, Carbs 27.3, Fat 4.2g, Fiber 3.1g, Protein 5.3g
10 oz. macaroni noodles (I used Ronzoni)
1/3 cup reduced fat mayo (non fat greek yogurt works great too)
2 tsp. dry ranch seasoning mix
6 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled (I used center cut)
1 large tomato, chopped
1 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted water to al dente, then drain. Rinse with cold water and set aside.
In a large bowl combine mayo and ranch seasoning. Add in your bacon, tomato, romaine lettuce, and macaroni. Mix well and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Note-If preparing ahead of time do not add lettuce until right before serving.