Asparagus Pasta Salad With Creamy Lemon Dressing

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"A nice twist on a pasta salad. Fresh asparagus and a creamy lemon sauce make this a quick easy dish. Pair this along a grilled fillet of fish or chicken breast and it makes for a very nice easy dinner. And ... this dressing is also very good over salad greens. Note: If you make this ahead, I like to add most of the dressing to the pasta - but reserve some. The pasta will soak up most of the dressing when you first make it; so, save some of the dressing to add right before serving."

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (412.6 g)
  • Calories 401.7
  • Total Fat - 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 11.7 mg
  • Sodium - 332.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 75.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.4 g
  • Sugars - 6.7 g
  • Protein - 15.4 g
  • Calcium - 212.2 mg
  • Iron - 6.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 47.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Dressing ... Whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl and set to the side until the pasta and asparagus are cooked.

Step 2

Pasta and Asparagus ... In a large pot of salted water, boil the pasta according to package directions. Approximately 2 minutes before the pasta is done, add the asparagus, and cook until the asparagus is crisp tender. Then, drain the pasta and asparagus; making sure to rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Transfer to a large bowl to cool slightly.

Step 3

Finish ... Add the scallions and dressing; tossing lightly to combine. Then, add the cheese and lemon slices.

Step 4

Serve and ENJOY! ... This is best served at room temperature; but, it is equally as good served cold. This is a wonderful salad for picnics, BBQ's, potlucks, parties, entertaining, etc.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious! I subbed white wine for the chicken broth...otherwise made as posted...served it with a nice salmon...made for "Pick Me" tag game...Rest in Peace sweet Kim...

review by:
(4 Dec 2017)


It's so good! I made it to have along with some fish my dad got off the boat. I have to say this is an excellent side to have with just about anything. You could easily add other vegetables in place or along with the asparagus. The dressing is yum yum yummy!

review by:
(28 Sep 2014)


This was a great pasta to serve with our grilled fish!

(11 Sep 2014)


This brings pasta salad up a notch. We LOVED it!

review by:
(21 Aug 2014)


Since I am a lemon lover this tickled my fancy and I made it. It is delicious and I will be making this on a regular basis. I might even try adding in shrimp. Mmmmm so many possibilities. Thanks KChurchill5!

review by:
(5 Jun 2014)


Truly delicious!

review by:
(20 May 2014)