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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8 Comments on Bacon & Green Onion Pasta Salad

  1. Karen
    October 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm (5 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 (5 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!

      • kim
        March 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm (2 weeks ago)

        Did you use mustard powder or the mustard out of a bottle? I am assuming the latter, but I want to make sure.


        • Erren
          March 11, 2015 at 5:11 pm (2 weeks ago)

          Hi Kim,
          Mustard out of the bottle. Hope you like it!

  2. Sandra
    December 26, 2014 at 6:59 am (3 months ago)

    I am making this to take to a BBQ tomorrow, nice and simple and looks great. thank you for sharing..

    • Erren
      January 23, 2015 at 6:42 pm (2 months ago)

      So sorry for the late reply. I haven’t been well for some time and the app on my phone doesn’t allow me to reply to comments. I don’t like posts to go unanswered though so just wanted to say thanks for the feedback and I am so glad you like the recipe. I hope it worked out well for you!

  3. Sandra
    December 27, 2014 at 9:18 am (3 months ago)

    Hi Erren, I am making this now and wanted to know how your mayo mixture is cream coloured when you have used balsamic vinegar, my mixture is like a coffee latte colour, tastes fine though and what mustard type, I only had french mustard…..

  4. Kristin
    March 26, 2015 at 2:09 am (1 day ago)

    I just wanted to know if you have a mistake in the recipe. Do you really use 12 strips of bacon? I had 5 strips and for the quantity of pasta, it was still quite a bit (and I am a fan of bacon!) However — We loved this pasta salad and I’m so glad I found it on Pinterest!


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