Asparagus & Grape Tomato Salmon Pasta Salad

Debbie Reid


This pasta salad combines fresh roasted vegetables and packaged salmon with a lemon vinaigrette dressing. If you have access to fresh salmon by all means substitute, but using the packaged salmon makes this recipe accessible to everyone, as well as a little more cost effective!

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


8 oz
asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 oz
grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1/2 c
chopped onion
3/4 tsp
kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 Tbsp
olive oil
4 oz
orecchiette pasta
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 tsp
dijon mustard
2 tsp
meyer lemon zest
1 1/2 Tbsp
meyer lemon juice
2 tsp
champagne vinegar
1/4 c
extra virgin olive oil
5 oz
packet premium wild pink salmon, skinless and boneless
2 oz
grape tomatoes, quartered lengthwise
shaved parmesan cheese, for garnish

How to Make Asparagus & Grape Tomato Salmon Pasta Salad


  • 1Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • 2Place the asparagus, halved tomatoes and onion onto a large, rimmed baking sheet, season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, drizzle with the 2 tablespoons olive oil, toss to coat. Spread out into a single layer, place in preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes; toss; cook an additional 5 minutes; set aside to cool slightly.
  • 3Meanwhile, bring 2 - 3 quarts of water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add in the orecchiette and cook according to package directions; drain, rinse with cool water; set aside.
  • 4In a medium bowl, place the garlic, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; whisk to combine. Stream in the extra virgin olive oil, whisking continuously to combine.
  • 5In a large bowl, place the orecchiette, roasted vegetables, salmon and quartered tomatoes, toss together. Add in the lemon vinaigrette, toss to coat.
  • 6To serve, place pasta onto serving platter or bowl, top with shaved parmesan and enjoy!

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About Asparagus & Grape Tomato Salmon Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American