Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad

Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad — this delicious pasta salad is perfect for your next barbeque, picnic or potluck.

Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad

I am so happy that the warmer weather has arrived here in Massachusetts and that it is now time to start making warm weather dishes again, such as pasta salads. Today I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite pasta salads, this delicious Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad.

This pasta salad combines the classic combination of bacon, lettuce — in this case, arugula, — and tomatoes with white beans and pasta and a tangy garlicky dressing, it is so good.


Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad

This past weekend we had some gorgeous weather and my husband fired up the grill for the first time this season. This Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad was an excellent accompaniment to the grilled steak we enjoyed that evening and would be a wonderful side dish to a variety of grilled main dishes.

Leftovers of this Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad are wonderful for lunch. I like to package leftovers in individual containers for a portable lunch to be enjoyed at the park, on the boat, at the beach or simply outdoors on the deck.

Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad

This Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad can be made ahead of time and is portable so is a great dish for picnics, barbeques and potlucks.

With all the colorful veggies, the protein from the beans and bacon, along with the pasta, this Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad is also a complete, delicious, quick and easy meal, all on it’s own.

Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 - 10 side dish servings

Bacon Arugula Tomato and White Bean Pasta Salad

Ingredients

    for the dressing:
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    for the salad:
  • 8 oz Farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
  • 2 (16 oz) cans white beans, such as Cannellini, Navy or Great Northern
  • 8 oz mini-plum, grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 8 oz bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 6 oz arugula
  • additional salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing in a large bowl.
  2. Cook the pasta to al dente according to the package directions; drain, and let cool.
  3. Add the cooled pasta, beans, tomatoes, onion and bacon to the bowl with the dressing and toss to combine.
  4. Add the arugula to bowl and toss to combine.
  5. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve or refrigerate for up to 2 days.
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53 comments

  1. Lori Hart says:

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  2. Sue says:

    That looks yummy
    I think I’ll try it with some baby kale instead of arrugla simply because that is what I have right now. Thanks

  3. Debbie-Dabble says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Joy!!
    This really looks quite good but because of my IBS and other GI issues, I can not eat fruit or vegetables…..

    Glad to hear that you are getting some nice weather too!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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