BLT Pasta Salad

clock 10 minutes + 15 minutes bowl Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 250g penne pasta
  • 250g bacon rashers, thinly sliced
  • 2 baby cos lettuce, torn
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dressing:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
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How to Cook Perfect Pasta

Method

  • 1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain well and leave to cool.

  • 2. Meanwhile, heat a medium non-stick frying pan on high. Sauté bacon for 2-3 minutes, until crisp.

  • 3. To make dressing, whisk all ingredients together in a small jug. Season to taste.

  • 4. In a large salad bowl, combine pasta, lettuce, tomatoes and bacon and toss to combine. Drizzle dressing over and sprinkle with Parmesan.

  • Tip

  • You could also add sliced avocado and toasted croutons made from stale bread.

  • Per Serve

  • • Energy 2028Kj • Protein 23g • Total Fat 23g • Saturated Fat 7g • Carbohydrates 45g • Sugars 6g • Sodium 1005mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation

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