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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