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Looking for a healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make dish that the whole family will love?

This Honey Barbecue Pasta Salad from our friends at Wedderspoon Manuka Honey will have everyone coming back for seconds for sure. Packed with wholesome ingredients, this recipe combines the rich flavors of honey and BBQ sauce with the satisfying texture of pasta and fresh veggies. It’s sweet, spicy, and absolutely delicious!



Manuka Honey is produced from bees feeding off the nectar of the Manuka bush on New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The Manuka tree, a relative to the Tea Tree, grows abundantly throughout New Zealand, often in extremely rugged and remote terrain. When hives are placed in areas where these Manuka trees dominate the landscape, bees feed off the nectar. Wedderspoon Manuka Honey is produced using a raw creaming process to maintain all of the naturally-occurring beneficial wellness properties inherent in this unique functional food. Wedderspoon takes pride in harvesting, packaging, and labelling all of their Manuka Honey in New Zealand to ensure they are meeting the highest standards for quality and authenticity.


Honey BBQ Pasta Salad

It’s sweet, spicy, and absolutely delicious!

  • Salt, for taste
  • 16 oz elbow pasta
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 package bacon, chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Wedderspoon Manuka Honey
  • 3 tsp dried chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
    1. Bring four liters of water to a boil in a large pot. Add one tbsp salt and pasta and cook pasta until just al dente. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water until cool, then drain again briefly, so the pasta remains somewhat moist; transfer to a large bowl.
    2. Heat a large skillet, add chopped bacon and onions. Once onions have softened, add Wedderspoon Manuka Honey. Cook until the bacon is dark and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil.
    3. Into the bowl of pasta, stir in red pepper, celery, green onions, vinegar, chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Let sit for a few minutes to allow flavors to absorb.
    4. Stir in hot sauce, mayo and bbq sauce. Add bacon and onion to mixture. Check seasoning and adjust if desired. Serve warm or cold.

    Wedderspoon strives to bring Manuka Honey to the mainstream by innovating products to help busy, modern people buzz with vitality. During cold, flu, and allergy seasons, we're fans of Wedderspoon's organic manuka honey drops to soothe our family's sore throats - especially the lemon flavour. And we love that they're gluten, dairy, nut, and GMO-free!


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