Pasta salad is so convenient and easy to make, and it is sure to be popular at picnics. It is just too bad that pasta salad is so high in carbs! This recipe for Garlic Fettuccine Pasta Salad with Feta, Bacon, Tomato, and Basil is the answer.
This recipe is a low-carb version of pasta salad. It has so much texture and so many flavors that you will be amazed that it can be keto-friendly or suitable for a low-carb diet. It is simple to make. You can have it immediately or refrigerate it overnight and plan to serve it the next day as a cold lunch or dinner.
Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta - Roasted Garlic Fettuccine adds garlic to the flavor profile. The feta, bacon, and basil add pretty much everything else you need: fat, salt, and smokiness. Fresh summer tomatoes brighten it up, and if you want, adding fresh baby spinach leaves at the end of cooking can give this recipe a fresh boost.
Using Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta - Roasted Garlic Fettuccine lets this be a fabulous keto-friendly pasta salad. Each serving of the pasta has 170 calories and 17 grams net carbs, including 7 grams of fiber. There are 15 grams of protein.
If you need more fat for your keto diet, you can use more bacon (always a good idea flavor-wise anyway) or add sliced sausage to the dish. Just cook the sausage with the bacon. If you are looking for a lower-calorie recipe, you can cut the bacon to three strips and cook the onions and bacon in cooking spray instead of butter.
Recipe for Low-Carb Garlic Fettuccine Pasta Salad with Feta, Bacon, Tomato, and Basil
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes