Pesto Pecan Bow Ties With Salmon And Bacon

2/3 cups pesto~ to see recipe for homemade pesto visit: http://stonegable.blogspot.com/2009/09/pesto-as-summers-heat-gives-way-to.html

1/3 cup fat free plain yogurt

1/3 cup skim milk

4 oz. cream cheese, cut into small chunks

1 large box of bow tie pasta

reserved pasta water

8 oz. cooked salmon, flaked

4 oz. bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled

4 oz. toasted pecans, rough chopped


Cook pasta according to directions. Mix yogurt and skim milk in a bowl. Put hot pasta in a serving bowl. Add cream cheese and stir till melted. Add yogurt/milk. Mix to coat. If the sauce is too thick, thin with pasta water. Add salmon, bacon and pecans. Toss and serve in a large shallow bowl. Garnish with chiffonades of basil.

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