Fresh Tomato-Basil-Asparagus Pasta Salad

READY IN: 1hr 14mins
Recipe by KathyP53

My favorite kind of summer meal when tomatoes are peaking. You can also just chop up a large tomato versus using grape tomatoes. This is from SOuthern Living.

Top Review by CIndytc

Loved it! Light tasting pasta salad that looks alot more complicated than it is....I used recipe #96361 for the dressing. It was a perfect combination.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus, cut into 2" pieces, during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain and rinse under cool water.
  2. Stir together 1 cup bottled lemon vinaigrette and chopped basil. Pour 3/4 cup of dressing over pasta mixture. Stir in tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. COver and chill 1 hour. Toss with remaining dressing just before serving. Garnish with additional freshly basil.

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