Garden Pasta Salad Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 15 MINUTES

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  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 (16 oz) package whole wheat spiral-shaped pasta, cooked according to package directions, drained, and rinsed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallot
  • 1/4 cup shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill


Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar and next 5 ingredients. Set aside.

Step 2

In a shallow microwave-safe dish, combine asparagus and 1/4 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap and peel back one corner to vent steam. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes or until asparagus are tender. Drain well, and let cool. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces.

Step 3

Add asparagus, pasta, tomatoes, and remaining 3 ingredients to vinegar mixture. Toss until coated. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Garden Pasta Salad


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1 Review

David 9/11/2016
Nutritious and d

Nutritious and delicious! It's so much healthier than the more traditional and common pasta salad recipes out there (Italian dressing anyone?)! Try it it's a must have around the 4th of July!!!

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