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

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 600
  • fat 33g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 54g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 17g
  • salt 1.9g


  • 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


  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.

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