Asparagus Pineapple Pasta Salad Recipe

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The peppers, tomatoes, and pineapple combined with the asparagus in this pasta salad create a garden fresh flavor. This salad recipe is the perfect way to enjoy fresh asparagus. You can find many more asparagus recipes on our site.
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Ingredients
  • 1 bunch asparagus - trimmed into bite sized pieces
  • 1 yellow pepper - seeded and cut into julienne strips
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes - diced
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 8 ounces pasta - any medium sized such as bow tie or cork screw, cooked
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons powdered ginger
  • 2 teaspoons garlic - chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Container: medium skillet, large bowl, small bowl
Directions
PREP
20 mins
COOK
10 mins
READY IN
3 hrs
  • In a large skillet, blanch asparagus in two inches of boiling water for 2-3 minutes then submerge it in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Drain well.
  • In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, peppers, tomatoes, pineapple, and pasta.
  • Whisk together the vinegar, oil, salt, white pepper, ginger and garlic in a small bowl to make a dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the asparagus mixture and toss to coat.
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
  • Drain off any excess dressing.
  • Stir to combine and garnish with sesame seeds before serving.
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