Warm Asparagus Spinach Salad

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found this in a recent Taste of Home magazine. I tried it out on my family and we all thought it was Zaar-worthy. Slightly adapted for my family's taste. This makes a lot so you may want to half the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the asparagus into an large oblong baking dish.
  2. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle evenly with salt.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until crisp-tender; stir every 10 minutes.
  4. While the asparagus is cooking, prepare the pasta according to package directions; drain.
  5. Add the onions, vinegar, and soy sauce in the container of a blender; process.
  6. While processing, gradually add the remaining olive oil in a steady stream.
  7. In a large serving bowl, add the pasta, spinach, and asparagus; drizzle dressing over all; toss to coat.
  8. Season to taste with pepper, if desired.
  9. Sprinkle with cashews and Parmesan cheese.
  10. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this for company and made half a recipe. There were 4 of us - and we had a little left over. I will definitely make again! The only thing I would suggest - is make sure everything else is ready so you can serve it just as soon as you add the hot ingredients. We served it with grilled chicken breast and mango salsa.

4 5

We enjoyed this as well. I microwaved the asparagus without the olive oil as I was short on time and calories but otherwise followed the recipe. I will probably add a bit more seasoning next time, say garlic and some fresh herbs.