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Bacon & avocado warm pasta salad

Bacon & avocado warm pasta salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Stir crispy fried bacon and pesto into orzo pasta for a quick dinner or easy packed lunch

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal600
fat33g
saturates7g
carbs54g
sugars4g
fibre7g
protein17g
salt1.9g
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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

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 2

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

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2015

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