Mobile-nav
Menu
Bbc-logo Starburst Visit Homepage >

Bacon & avocado warm pasta salad

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Stir crispy fried bacon and pesto into orzo pasta for a quick dinner or easy packed lunch

  • Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Calories 600
  • Carbohydrates 54
  • Saturated Fat 7
  • Sugar 4
  • Protein 17
  • Fat 33
  • Fibre 7
  • Salt 1.9

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 600
  • Carbohydrates 54
  • Saturated Fat 7
  • Sugar 4
  • Protein 17
  • Fat 33
  • Fibre 7
  • Salt 1.9

Ingredients

  • 300g orzo
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 140g streaky bacon, chopped
  • 140g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ x 190g jar pesto
  • 2 avocados, stoned, peeled and sliced
  • 70g bag rocket
  • Grana Padano shavings, to serve

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Cook the orzo following pack instructions, drain and set aside. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the bacon for 4-5 mins until crispy. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for a couple mins more. Stir in the orzo, pesto and avocado, and heat for 2 mins more.

  2. Spoon onto a serving plate, then scatter with rocket leaves and Grana Padano.

Suggested recipes from this collection...