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Bacon Corn Tomato Pasta Salad

Everyone loves this easy pasta salad recipe with BACON! It is the perfect pasta salad for summer picnics, potlucks, and BBQ's!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the pasta salad:

  • 12 ounces pasta we use orecchiette
  • 8 strips cooked bacon chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels can use frozen corn
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese cubes
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey, and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  2. When the pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse with cold water. Put the pasta in a large bowl. Add the chopped cooked bacon, tomatoes, corn, arugula, cheese, and green onions.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the pasta salad and toss well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.
  4. Note-the pasta salad will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.