Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Pasta Salad

    1 hour 40 minutes

    This is an economical pasta salad that's great for picnics or barbecues. You can use a different pasta shape if desired and if you're not fond of rocket you can use most any salad green.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 500g penne pasta
    • 350g bacon rashers, diced
    • 8 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 50g wild rocket, to serve

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour resting  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender; about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
    2. Meanwhile; cook the bacon in a large deep frying pan over medium-high heat until browned. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel.
    3. In a large bowl stir together the mayonnaise and vinegar until smooth. Add the tomatoes, cooled bacon and pasta. The pasta will absorb some of the dressing so don't worry if it seems like too much.
    4. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. When serving mix in the rocket or spoon pasta salad over a bed of rocket leaves.

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    This is such an easy pasta salad to make, you really do need to cool it down for the full amount of time though, for some reason its not as nice warm/tepid. I also added a small clove of garlic which really lifted the flavours. I'd recommend it to anyone and my picnic friends eat the lot!  -  02 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I used babyleaf lettuce and added a dollop of mustard to the dressing. Exellent dish!  -  04 Jul 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Really lovely meal, i didnt have any wine vinegar so i just used some white wine and a little mustard in the mayo- yum, yum  -  17 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)