Save on Pinterest

Asparagus Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.

Makes

12 servings

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 307 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

Recommended Video