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Creamy bacon & tomato pasta salad served on picnic plates

Creamy bacon & tomato pasta salad

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

Make a summer pasta salad to serve as a main meal or side dish. It's made with bacon, spinach, tomato and basil, and a delicious honey and mustard dressing

Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal400
fat12g
saturates3g
carbs56g
sugars9g
fibre5g
protein15g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 300g penne or farfalle (use wholemeal, if you like)
  • 200g natural yogurt
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • 1 lemon , zested
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large tomatoes , roughly chopped
  • large handful of baby leaf spinach , roughly chopped
  • small bunch of basil , leaves chopped
  • 6 cooked smoked bacon rashers

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water following pack instructions. Drain and run under cold water until completely cool. 

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, mix the yogurt, mustard, honey, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil and some seasoning together in a large bowl. Toss the cooked pasta with the dressing, tomatoes, spinach and basil. Keep chilled until ready to serve, then crumble over the bacon.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2020

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