This is a brilliant combination of ingredients that work perfectly together. The fresh hint of lemon mixed with the richness of bacon and feta is a marriage made in heaven. And with asparagus season just wrapping up, Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon and Feta is a great way to use up the last of the harvest. And if asparagus season is over you can easily substitute other fresh green veggies like green beans or snow peas.
I make regular visits to JLK Asparagus Farms during the short season. I always enjoy visiting with my friend Lisa who owns the farm with her husband Jake. I recently talked to her about how she would recommend cooking jumbo asparagus and she told me she wraps it in bacon along with some cheese and bakes it. Of course I had to try it. Anything is better with bacon!
We eat so much asparagus during the short season that I try to come up with a variety of ways to prepare it. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is a big hit around here. It’s really easy but it looks impressive and there are never any leftovers.
Local asparagus has arrived! Once the season starts we eat tons of it. And lucky for us there’s a farm a few minutes away. Roasted Garlic and Asparagus Soup doesn’t actually contain any cream or flour. Instead, a couple potatoes give it the creamy thick texture so it’s actually gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan and maybe some other stuff too. Like healthy.