Bacon & Green Onion Pasta Salad

This is by far my favorite pasta salad, with it makes the perfect side dish for any picnic or it could even be a light meal on a hot summer night.

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Today was my son’s last day of school (finally).  They finish quite late in the UK and I start itching to have my son home with me in mid June when friends back home start to post on Facebook that school’s out.

They have a family picnic on the last day of school.  It’s a really nice day for the kids and parents alike.  I made a huge batch of this salad for it and it was the only thing that was eaten without of a trace of anything left in the container (except my chocolate chip cookies)!

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This pasta salad is really amazing!  The bacon & green onions add a different spin on your every day macaroni salad.  It’s one of my favorite meals in the summertime because you can eat however much you like and it’s a very fresh and light meal to eat in the hot weather when you don’t feel like cooking or heating up the kitchen.  It also keeps for a good few days so it’s great for leftovers as well.

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Bacon & Green Onion Pasta Salad
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Cuisine: salad
Serves: 4

  • 12 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups pasta of your choice, cooked, rinsed, and drained
  • 3 green/spring onions, sliced into rounds
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup mayonnaise plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

  1. In a large bowl combine the bacon, pasta, cucumber and green onions. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt & pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve. Store covered in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.

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2 Comments on Bacon & Green Onion Pasta Salad

  1. Karen
    October 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm (2 months ago)

    This salad is wonderful After I made it a couple times my son suggested that I add tomato. It is a great addition and I will be doing that every time I make it. As of right now it is a weekly addition to our menu.

    • Erren
      October 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm (2 months ago)

      Hi Karen, I’m so glad you and your family like it! I’m not that keen on raw tomatoes, but I can see how it would work really well with it. Thanks so much for letting me know!


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