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Bacon and Pesto Pasta salad

30 minute meal - Prep ahead - Stove top meal

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Hey Hey We are a Maltese and a Gozitan Couple wondering around Australia in our Van called 'Nasi'.We got tha van's name from Varanasi, India which is where we had our first date 5 years ago <3. I love to cook, which is one of the reasons I felt in love with this van since it came with an oven. I`m going to be uploading my recipe, hope you like them and try them out! Don't hesitate to contact me if you need some help! In the meantime, https://www.instagram.com/shanti_nomads_/ this is our insta account!

Bacon and Pesto Pasta salad

Meat Based
A super simple but filling salad with bacon & pesto. Ideal for lunch on a Summer's day.
5 from 1 vote
30 minute meal - Prep ahead - Stove top meal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch
Servings 2
Diet Meat Based


  • Stove-top
  • Salad bowl


  • 125 g Spiral Pasta
  • 200 g Bacon
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cup Baby spinach
  • 2-3 tbsp Pesto
  • 1 splash Balsamic glaze
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan flakes/grated
  • 1 pinch Basil
  • 1 pinch Oregano
  • Olive oil


  • Cook the pasta until al dente. While waiting for the pasta to cook, in a non stick pan, fry the bacon until crispy.
  • Next thing is to chop the cherry tomatoes in halves.
  • When the bacon is ready, mix all the ingredients altogether, throw in the spinach, basil, herbs, pesto and some olive oil.
  • Last step is to sprinkle the parmesan flakes and splash the balsamic glaze.


Calories: 738kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 24gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 878mgPotassium: 672mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3564IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bacon, easy prep, food, lunch, pasta salad, pesto, quick, salad
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