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Dairy Free BLT Pasta Salad

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This dairy free BLT pasta salad features elbow macaroni, fresh tomatoes, crispy lettuce and savory bacon tossed in a creamy, flavorful dressing. It’ll be the best summer side dish at your next barbecue or potluck.



For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup vegan sour cream or unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 23 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the salad:

  • 1 16-ounce package elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1  2.5-ounce package crumbled bacon pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion


  1. Prepare macaroni according to package directions for al dente in a large pot of boiling salted water. When cooked, drain and rinse with cold water until cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients, adding the vinegar to taste. Add salad ingredients and stir to coat evenly. Serve immediately
  3. If you’re making this salad ahead of time, leave out the lettuce until just before serving. If salad seems dry when serving, add a tablespoon or two extra mayonnaise or vegan sour cream and stir to combine.


Add the lettuce before serving to keep it crispy!

Keywords: dairy free, pasta, bacon, BLT, blt salad, pasta salad, blt pasta salad