Pasta Salad with Asparagus
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This cold pasta salad features asparagus and a delicious
garlic-dijon dressing. It’s a wonderful dish for brunches, picnics or hot summer
Yield: 10 cups (2.4L)
2 lbs (910g) asparagus spears, sliced diagonally into 1-inch
12 oz (340g) angel hair pasta, or other pasta, uncooked
1/2 cup (90g) shallots, minced
1/4 cup (60mL) olive oil
1/4 cup (55g) Dijon mustard
1/4 cup (10g) fresh parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp (2g) thyme
1/2 tsp (3g) salt
1/4 tsp (1g) black pepper, freshly ground
Place asparagus in microwave-safe container with small amount of water.
Cover and microwave for 3 minutes. Drain. Asparagus should be tender but still bright
Cook pasta in rapidly boiling water until done. Drain and rinse under
cold water. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together shallots, olive oil, Dijon mustard,
parsley, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine shallot mixture with pasta and asparagus; mix
well. Serve chilled.
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories from Fat 93 (27%)
% Daily Value*
16%Total Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g