Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Asparagus-Pasta Salad with Dijon-Lemon Dressing

This is very quick and delicious!  It's perfect for a busy evening.  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
For salad:
-1 lb pasta (any shape you like)
-1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
-2 tomatoes, cut into chunks
-1 cup frozen peas, thawed
-6 oz crumbled feta
For dressing:
-2 Tbs Dijon mustard
-1 garlic clove, minced
-2 small lemons juice, enough to make 1/4 cup lemon juice
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
-salt and pepper to taste (start with 1/2 tsp each)
Directions:
Boil pasta in salty water, according to package directions.  Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Place in large salad bowl.
Meanwhile, add the asparagus pieces to another pot full of boiling salty water.  Blanch for 3 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, drain again and add to the pasta.
Add remaining salad ingredients and stir.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.  Pour over salad and mix well.  Enjoy!

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