Asparagus Pasta Salad -- Vegetarian

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 17 mins

The original of this recipe comes from the 2009 cookbook, Taste of Home Best Church Supper Recipes, but I've tweaked it to make it vegetarian. Preparation time includes neither the time needed for the asparagus to cool nor for the time for the finished salad to chill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the pieces of asparagus stem in a steamer basket & steam for 8 to 10 minutes before adding the top pieces, then steam another 5 to 7 minutes or until all is crisp-tender. Drain & cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine asparagus & the remaining ingredients, tossing to coat.
  3. Cover & refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or overnight.


Most Helpful

Awesome salad. I think this would make a great potluck salad. Although it's asparagus season, my store didn't have fresh asparagus so I used frozen. I also used organic vegetable shells (protein and no salt). Otherwise, made as directed! Delish! Thanks, Sydney Mike! Made for When It's Hot When It's Not July 2010 recipe game.

mersaydees July 12, 2010

Yummy salad! I used spiral pasta and added some peas and celery. Thanks! Made for PRMR.

Sharon123 March 10, 2012

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