Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Pasta in Lemon Pistachio Vinaigrette

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I used to eat a salad similar to this at a place called Massimo's. I was disappointed they went out of business, so I came up with what best approximated theirs and I've been a happy camper since. This is probably better in the warmer months, as it's served room temperature. Serve with your favorite Italian bread.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the farfalle in 1/2 tbs salted water, according to the package directions for time.
  2. Prepare the vinaigrette.
  3. When the pasta is done, run it under cold water and pat dry with paper towels, then toss it with the vinaigrette.
  4. Cut the stems from the asparagus and boil or steam the asparagus for a minute or two, depending on thickness.
  5. Cut the salmon into strips and put them in the bowl with the pasta.
  6. Run the cooked asparagus under cold water until cool and cut into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces and add to the pasta, tossing the salad again.
  7. Top with chopped parsley and refrigerate for several hours.
  8. Remove and let it come to room temperature and serve.
Most Helpful

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I'm really not sure why I haven't rated this yet because it is ABSOLUTELY wonderful!!!! The lemon vinaigrette with the pistachios is a wonderful pairing and the smoked salmon really brings a wonderful smoky salty flavor to the pasta. So delicious and so easy to make! Tastes fantastic the next day, too. Cold or warm...I like it both ways! Thanks CookinCowgirl!