Bacon & avocado warm pasta salad

Bacon & avocado warm pasta salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Stir crispy fried bacon and pesto into orzo pasta for a quick dinner or easy packed lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal600
  • fat33g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre7g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.9g
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Ingredients

  • 300g orzo
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 140g streaky bacon, chopped
  • 140g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ x 190g jar pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • 2 avocados, stoned, peeled and sliced
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 70g bag rocket
    Rocket

    Rocket

    roh-ket

    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 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.

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Nw21
11th Jul, 2015
Delicious! Made twice now, used extra pesto both times and only cheese I had was feta the second time which worked really well too.
Hayleysmall
30th Jun, 2015
5.05
Lovely recipe! Simple and delicious and not terribly expensive.
cheryl@jonestow...
25th Feb, 2015
3.8
This was simple and tasty. Used a good quality pesto which helped. Could use any type of pasta so a good way to use up odd packets.
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Minoo
24th Feb, 2015
5.05
This was really quick and tasty! It would be so easy to switch around the flavours, so I'd recommend it for using up things you have left over. I added some extra spring onions as I had some of those and it was a good addition.
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