This super simple bacon and broccoli pasta salad is perfect for nights when you don’t want to spend ages in the kitchen. You only need a handful of basic ingredients to make it and it takes just 15 minutes from start to finish – plus, because it’s a Slimming World recipe, you can rest assured that it’s just as nutritious as it is delicious.
200g dried pasta shapes
200g tenderstem broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
small bag of baby spinach leaves
low calorie cooking spray
4 lean bacon rashers, visible fat removed, roughly chopped
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, adding the broccoli for the last 4 minutes and the spinach for the last 30 seconds.
Drain well and tip into a serving bowl.
Meanwhile, spray a non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
Add the bacon and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden.
Stir in the chilli flakes and cook for 2 minutes more, then add to the pasta and mix well.
Eat some straight away or cool and keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.
This salad is great eaten cold or thoroughly reheated.
Recipe taken from Slimming World’s Little Book of Light Bites, available in all Slimming World groups priced £3.95/€5.95. For more delicious recipes or to find your nearest Slimming World group visit or call 0844 897 8000. Photos: Slimming World’s Little Book of Light Bites/Gareth Morgans.