Lemon Vegetable Pasta Salad

Meryl Hausner

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@MeMe1130

This salad goes a long way, great for large gatherings. This pasta salad is easy and takes no time to throw together. Enjoy.


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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Loved this pasta salad! It's a very different type of pasta salad recipe than I've had in the past and I really enjoyed this. The fresh veggies add tons of crunch. And the lemon mayo has a light, fresh taste. This recipe does make a lot... so prepare to feed a crowd and make this in a large bowl.

Ingredients

LEMON MAYONNAISE

2 c
mayonnaise
1 c
yogurt, plain and non-fat
1/2 c
lemon juice, fresh
1/4 c
tarragon, chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon, dried
1 tsp
salt

PASTA SALAD

2 pkg
pasta shells, medium, 16 oz. each
3 lb
asparagus, blanched & cut into 3 inch pieces
2 lb
snap pea pods, blanched
16 medium
green onions, sliced, 1 cup
2 medium
yellow bell peppers, coarsely chopped,2 cups

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, mix all lemon mayonnaise ingredients until well blended, set aside.
2
Cook & drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water, drain.
3
To blanch the asparagus & pea pods, plunge them into boiling water, for 10-15 seconds or until they turn bright green. Remove from boiling water & plunge into a bowl of ice & water to stop the cooking, drain.
4
In large bowl mix pasta & remaining ingredients. Stir in lemon mayonnaise until well mixed. Cover & refrigerate 1 - 2 hours or until chilled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy