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Recipe: Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta

This Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta will brighten up your days, nights & everything in between.

4 – 6 Servings

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 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 Ranch Dressing
Garlic Salt & Black Pepper to taste

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.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta

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~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta

This Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta will brighten up your days, nights & everything in between.

4 – 6 Servings

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 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 Ranch Dressing
Garlic Salt & Black Pepper to taste

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.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Sautéed Green Beans with Shallots & Bacon

You will absolutely love these green beans for the holidays, and all year long.  A great side for turkey, stuffing and all the fixings.

8 servings

8 ounces baked bacon, finely chopped
2 lbs fresh green beans, cleaned and stems removed
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 shallots (1 cup), diced
2 tbsp sherry vinegar
salt & pepper to taste

Cook the bacon with this recipe: https://newmm2019.wpengine.com/recipe/perfectly-baked-bacon/ Cool, chop and set aside.
Blanche the green beans: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the green beans for 3 minutes.
While they are cooking place a colander in the sink. In large bowl make an ice bath, filled with water and ice. Drain the beans in the colander. Immediately submerge them into the ice bath. Let the beans cool, this will help set the bright green color and keep their crispiness.
Heat the butter in a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Add the shallots and cook them for 4 minutes, until they soften and become fragrant.
Add the vinegar, beans and bacon. Mix well to combine. Cook for a few minutes until the beans are hot again.
Place in a serving dish and serve immediately.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Sautéed Green Beans with Shallots & Bacon

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~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Sautéed Green Beans with Shallots & Bacon

You will absolutely love these green beans for the holidays, and all year long.  A great side for turkey, stuffing and all the fixings.

8 servings

8 ounces baked bacon, finely chopped
2 lbs fresh green beans, cleaned and stems removed
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 shallots (1 cup), diced
2 tbsp sherry vinegar
salt & pepper to taste

Cook the bacon with this recipe: https://newmm2019.wpengine.com/recipe/perfectly-baked-bacon/ Cool, chop and set aside.
Blanche the green beans: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the green beans for 3 minutes.
While they are cooking place a colander in the sink. In large bowl make an ice bath, filled with water and ice. Drain the beans in the colander. Immediately submerge them into the ice bath. Let the beans cool, this will help set the bright green color and keep their crispiness.
Heat the butter in a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Add the shallots and cook them for 4 minutes, until they soften and become fragrant.
Add the vinegar, beans and bacon. Mix well to combine. Cook for a few minutes until the beans are hot again.
Place in a serving dish and serve immediately.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Sautéed Green Beans with Shallots & Bacon

You will absolutely love these green beans for the holidays, and all year long.  A great side for turkey, stuffing and all the fixings.

8 servings

8 ounces baked bacon, finely chopped
2 lbs fresh green beans, cleaned and stems removed
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 shallots (1 cup), diced
2 tbsp sherry vinegar
salt & pepper to taste

Cook the bacon with this recipe: https://newmm2019.wpengine.com/recipe/perfectly-baked-bacon/ Cool, chop and set aside.
Blanche the green beans: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the green beans for 3 minutes.
While they are cooking place a colander in the sink. In large bowl make an ice bath, filled with water and ice. Drain the beans in the colander. Immediately submerge them into the ice bath. Let the beans cool, this will help set the bright green color and keep their crispiness.
Heat the butter in a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Add the shallots and cook them for 4 minutes, until they soften and become fragrant.
Add the vinegar, beans and bacon. Mix well to combine. Cook for a few minutes until the beans are hot again.
Place in a serving dish and serve immediately.

~ Marla Meridith

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