Asparagus Pasta Salad Recipe

Bow Tie Pasta Salad
Bow tie or farfalle pasta in a salad with asparagus. RGundrum / Getty Images
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
303 Calories
5g Fat
55g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 303
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 11g
Calcium 56mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This vegetarian and vegan asparagus pasta salad with tomatoes, fresh parsley and tossed in a quick and easy balsamic vinaigrette dressing is perfect for when fresh asparagus is in season.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pasta (bowtie, shell or macaroni; cooked)
  • 1/2 lb asparagus (diced)
  • 3 tomatoes (diced)
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 3 carrots (diced)
  • Optional: 1 yellow bell pepper (diced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Blanch or steam the asparagus, carrots and bell pepper separately in a bit of water just until cooked. In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, pasta and parsley.

  2. In a small bowl or blender, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, basil and and salt and pepper. Pour this dressing over the pasta, stirring well to coat.

  3. Chill before serving, if desired.