Fresh Asparagus Lazy Pasta Salad
Nov. 4, 2013 4:52 pm
This is a simple and quick dish that I am sure you will like, it is so easy it almost shames me to pass it on, but hey, we all need those lazy dishes to add to our own book for those days when fast and easy is a requirement.
Fresh Asparagus Pasta Salad
1 Cup small Pasta Shells
- 1 Bunch of Fresh Asparagus
- 1 Bunch Green Onions, Cleaned and Chopped
- 3 Ribs Celery Cleaned and Chopped
- 1 Cup Frozen Whole Kernel Corn
- 1 Cup Frozen Peas and Carrots
- ½ Cup Seasoned Rice Vinegar
- 1 Tbs. Sugar
- 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
- 1 Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Thaw Frozen Vegetables completely.
Clean Asparagus and blanch in slightly salted water just enough to get them a bright green.
Remove from heat and add Ice to stop cooking process.
You want them to be like they have been frozen raw and thawed. (Or you can use Frozen Asparagus if you can find it).
Prepare pasta according to directions and drain. Combine pasta with vegetables and asparagus and toss with vinegar and oil, add sugar and mix well. Add pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
This is a quick and easy pasta salad that is usually a big hit and is fairly healthy as well.