Asparagus Pasta Salad

Pat Duran


Home from work(weekly nanny), tired- this recipe went together very quickly. It turned out so delicious. Try it for yourself-you will love it!

★★★★★ 1 vote
4-6 servings
5 Min
10 Min


15 oz
can green giant asparagus,cut in 2-inch pieces
1 Tbsp
3 medium
red ripe tomatoes, diced chunky
15 oz
box linguine,cooked al dente, drained
salt, pepper and onion powder to taste
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/4 c
garlic flavored olive oil
1/2 c
pecorino romano cheese, grated
1/4 c
french fried onion rings,optional


1Empty asparagus and juice in a bowl, using kitchen shears cut in 2 inch pieces, set aside.
Prepare pasta according to package directions, cooking to al dente stage , about 7 minutes. Drain and rinse slightly , leave setting in strainer until ready to use.
2Place asparagus in the empty pasta pot with its juice and bring to heat through only add 1 Tablespoon of butter to pot.
Place pasta in a large serving bowl, using tongs place asparagus pieces on the pasta and 3 Tablespoons of the liquid, and the tomatoes toss with tongs gently. Salt, pepper, and onion powder to taste,mix gently.
Add the cheese and drizzle on the olive oil and lemon juice, toss again.
Sprinkle onions on top.
Enjoy warm or cold. Enjoy!
3If desired a can of tuna, or cooked bacon chopped or diced cooked chicken may be added.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy