Springtime Pasta Salad recipe is light



Springtime Pasta Salad recipe is light , .


"Springtime Pasta Salad recipe is light & savory. Perfect make ahead meal for company or potluck. Has simple lemon vinaigrette, olives and fresh veggies. "


Springtime Pasta Salad recipe is light & savory. Perfect make ahead meal for company or potluck. Has simple lemon vinaigrette, olives and fresh veggies.

Total Time: 30 Minutes, Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients :
    Salad
  • 1 lb spiral pasta of choice
  • 2 tbsp sea salt *for boiling noodles
  • 1 lg English cucumber *peeled & cut into half coins
  • 3 cups tear drop tomatoes *cut in half
  • 1 can whole olives *drained
  • 3/4 cup red onion *cut into small strips
  • 1 cup mini sweet bell peppers cut into rings *about 4
  • 5 cups broccoli florets *about 2 broccoli crowns
  • 1 bunch asparagus *ends cut off & cut into thirds
  • Vinaigrette
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 lemons juiced *little over 1/2 cup
  • 3-4 lg garlic cloves *minced or crushed
  • 1 tbsp dill *dried dill
  • 2 tsp salt



Instructions :
  • Prepare noodles of choice to al dente, following instructions on package and boiling in heavily salted water.
  • Wash and cut broccoli into florets. Place in colander and when noodles are done drain over top of broccoli.
  • While water for noodles is coming to a boil prepare vinaigrette. Place olive oil in large mixing bowl. Whisk in lemon juice until emulsified. Add garlic, dil and salt. Stir well.
  • Wash and cut asparagus in thirds making sure to cut off tough ends. Bring a med pot of water to boil. Once boiling turn off heat and add cut asparagus. Let sit in hot water for 2-4 minutes or until desired doneness. Time will vary depending on thickness of spears. Drain and add to vinaigrette,
  • Prepare cold veggies (cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, & olives) and set aside until noodles are cooled off to almost room temperature.
  • Once noodles are done cooking drain over top of broccoli florets. Add to vinaigrette and stir well. Let sit for about 10 mins, cooling to almost room temp and add cold cut up veggies. Toss well.
  • This recipe tastes great fresh or chilled.



Copyright: www.uniquegiftstips.com

Comment 5562 / Based On 5562 Total User

Rated 4.8 / Based On 5562 Customer Reviews
Springtime Pasta Salad recipe is light & savory. Perfect make ahead meal for company or potluck. Has simple lemon vinaigrette, olives and fresh veggies.

Follow By Email