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Recipe: Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta

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

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

 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

1

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain & transfer pasta to a large bowl. Toss with lemon juice & olive oil.

2

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.

3

Toss the pasta with asparagus, feta, bacon & green onion & ranch. Season to taste with garlic salt & pepper.

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 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

Directions

1

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain & transfer pasta to a large bowl. Toss with lemon juice & olive oil.

2

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.

3

Toss the pasta with asparagus, feta, bacon & green onion & ranch. Season to taste with garlic salt & pepper.

Recipe: Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon & Feta
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