Asparagus Pasta Salad With a Creamy Lemon Dressing

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by SarasotaCook

A nice twist on asparagus and pasta salad. A quick easy dish with a light lemony, tangy sauce, but very fast. Pair this along a grilled piece of fish or chicken breast and this makes this a very nice easy dinner.

Top Review by SonnyHavens

I used whole wheat penne. We enjoyed this with baked chicken. Fish would be nice too. I'd like to toss in thinly sliced rotisserie chicken breast next time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dressing -- mix all the ingredients and set to the side until the pasta and asparagus are cooked.
  2. Salad -- In a large pot of salted water, boil the pasta according to directions. Approximately 3 minutes before the pasta is done, add the asparagus until is comes out al dente. Now drain the pasta and asparagus. Rinse under cold water for just a few seconds to stop the cooking process and cool slightly.
  3. Combine -- Now toss the still slightly warm pasta with the dressing. Add in the scallions, extra salt and pepper and serve garnished with the cheese fresh lemon slices. A nice simple salad!
  4. Now this is a very light tasting salad with a very simple dressing. It doesn't have bold flavors, but subtle flavors which is a nice compliment to a fresh herb roasted chicken breast or piece of fish. This is all about fresh subtle flavors.

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