Asparagus Pasta Salad

This Asparagus Pasta Salad is a cool and refreshing pasta salad that is bursting with flavors of lemon and parsley. Perfect spring salad!

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year! Flowers are in bloom, the grass is turning green again and asparagus is on sale.

Naturally this Asparagus Pasta Salad had to happen and it was so so wonderful!

This Asparagus Pasta Salad is a cool and refreshing pasta salad that is bursting with flavors of lemon and parsley. Perfect spring salad!

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I guess I love everything about Spring except for one thing. Allergies.

I’m always a wreak when it comes to spring allergies. I have to have a constant supply of tissues and allergy meds or else you can find me in my bed with the covers over my face.

This Asparagus Pasta Salad is a cool and refreshing pasta salad that is bursting with flavors of lemon and parsley. Perfect spring salad!

It seems though that once the flowers finally start to bloom and the temperature rises just enough, all of sudden I’m fine. I’m just waiting for that moment to happen.

So until then, I’ll just be inside enjoying the pretty flowers from behind the glass window, eating my bowl of Asparagus Pasta Salad.

This Asparagus Pasta Salad is a cool and refreshing pasta salad that is bursting with flavors of lemon and parsley. Perfect spring salad!

This salad is full of deliciousness. It’s a cold pasta salad, which is great for pot lucks and bbq’s!

The dressing is made with greek yogurt and lemon so it’s creamy, tangy and actually pretty healthy too!

We planted asparagus, tomatoes and onions in our garden this year, and I can’t wait till I can pick my own veggies to fill up my salad bowl. But until then, with asparagus being on sale everywhere, I’ll still be making this salad!

This Asparagus Pasta Salad is a cool and refreshing pasta salad that is bursting with flavors of lemon and parsley. Perfect spring salad!

I made a big batch of this and it was gone super fast! My kids gobbled it up!

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Asparagus Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced purple onion

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil the pasta for 12 minutes then add the cut asparagus to the boiling water. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes and then drain pasta and asparagus in a strainer and run under cold water until pasta and asparagus have cooled. Drain completely and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the tomato and onion and toss to coat.
  3. Meanwhile whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing and pour over pasta. Stir to coat. Serve chilled. Enjoy!
About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
25 Responses
    1. Last time I checked, sour cream came from cows just like yogurt… but maybe you have your hands on some vegan sour cream? In that case, yes, I think that should be just fine! 🙂

  1. Teena Dugan

    I made it for Easter. It was good, but I think hd too much onion. Also, it was way too dry. If I make it again, I would double the sauce.

  2. Just made the Asparagus Pasta Salad and it came out delish!! Thanks for the recipe. I added chick peas since they were already sitting in fridge- why not! Definitely will make again.

  3. Lynsee

    Making this for our anniversary party next weekend! Would this be ok to prepare on Friday and serve on Saturday? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lynsee! I think it should be just fine overnight. I would probably wait to toss the dressing in until the day you serve it though. Happy Anniversary!!

  4. Joni

    Tried and eating this recipe for the first time for lunch. Very good! I think the next time though I’ll double the dressing part of it. I think putting chicken with it would taste good.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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