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Asparagus Pasta Salad Recipe
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Asparagus Pasta Salad Recipe

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I got this recipe from my sister-in-law while visiting her in Texas. I usually prepare this salad in the summer as a light evening meal for my family or as an extra-special lunch for friends.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 package (16 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1-1/2 cups zesty Italian dressing
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 307 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 720 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.


  1. Place asparagus in a large saucepan with enough water to cover; cook until crisp-tender. Drain and cool. In a large bowl, combine asparagus with the remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Pasta Salad in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p65

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"Great pasta salad!"

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