Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta

by Marla on May 1, 2014 · 20 comments

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Having a picnic any time soon? Packing a lunchbox? Dining at home? Great, great & great! Then this Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta will brighten up your days, nights & everything in between.

This pasta salad is light & packed with flavor.

Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Dishes like this are so perfect for this time of year.

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Tiny cut asparagus matches the shape of this ditalini pasta.

The bacon & feta cubes are cut to match as well.

Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta | FamilyFreshCooking.com

All of the ingredients in this salad are about the same size.

Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Sooooo what that means is when you take a fork full you get bacon, pasta, asparagus & feta cheese in each bite.

I used my Homemade Ranch Dressing in this too. Such great flavor!

Homemade Ranch Dressing | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Here is another pasta salad you might want to try…Caprese pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Perhaps try this Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta ~ great hot or cold!

Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Hope you enjoy all this pasta salad!

Have a wonderful weekend…

Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Ditalini or any small pasta
  • 12 ounces (1 bunch/2 1/2 cups) Blanched Asparagus, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 10 ounces Perfectly Baked Bacon, diced small
  • 7 ounces Feta Cheese, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced Green Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Ranch Dressing
  • Garlic Salt & Black Pepper to taste

Method

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain & transfer pasta to a large bowl. Toss with lemon juice & olive oil.
  • Blanch asparagus. Have a bowl of ice water handy & a colander. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add asparagus & cook for about 2 minutes or until bright green. Drain the asparagus in the colander & immediately transfer to the ice water. Let asparagus cool completely.
  • Toss the pasta with asparagus, feta, bacon & green onion & ranch. Season to taste with garlic salt & pepper.
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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa May 1, 2014 at 11:10 pm

A beautiful salad! colorful and tasty.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 2, 2014 at 2:14 am

Perfect spring/summer salad, Marla! Love asparagus so much! pinned

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3 Kevin @ Closet Cooking May 2, 2014 at 5:22 am

What an amazing spring pasta salad!

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4 Heather Christo May 2, 2014 at 6:42 am

really pretty shots Marla! I love that you elevated pasta salad to such beautiful dish!

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5 Heather @ French Press May 2, 2014 at 11:51 am

pasta salads are the perfect summer lunch/dinner

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6 Marla May 3, 2014 at 6:24 am

They really are ~ I especially love how easy & quick they are so you can spend less time in the kitchen.

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7 Amy @ The Blond Cook May 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm

What a beautiful pasta salad… perfect for spring! I love your combination of asparagus, bacon & feta.

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8 Marla May 3, 2014 at 6:24 am

Thanks so much Amy!

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9 ami@naivecookcooks May 2, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Such beautiful colors. This pasta looks so refreshing!

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10 Marla May 3, 2014 at 6:23 am

I had fun with both the flavors & colors in this dish. Thanks for taking notice :)

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11 Sommer @ASpicyPerspective May 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm

I love everything about this! The colors and flavors are amazing! Pinned!

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12 Marla May 3, 2014 at 6:17 am

Thanks so much Sommer!

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13 Kim @ Kim's Healthy Eats May 4, 2014 at 8:16 am

What a fantastic looking salad! Asparagus is my favorite! Pinned!

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14 Marla May 5, 2014 at 5:22 am

Thanks so much for pinning this Kim!

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15 Mystical May 4, 2014 at 9:30 pm

that looks amazing! next potluck go to!

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16 Monique May 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I just made ths for dinner..it is so good..I cannot stop tate testing it.

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17 Marla May 7, 2014 at 4:27 am

Awesome! So glad you are enjoying this salad :)

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18 Monique May 6, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Sorry..made THIS and taste..
Thanks again!

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19 Helen @ Scrummy Lane May 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I like your thinking on this salad … that the equal-sized pieces ensures that you get a mouthful of everything every time you take a bite. Plus you have combined at least 3 of my favourite flavours … bacon, asparagus and feta. Mmmmm!

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