Asparagus Pasta Salad

This Texan recipe is a light evening meal for your family in the summer or as an extra-special lunch for friends anytime.


12 servings


1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 (16 ounce) package tricolor spiral pasta, cooked and drained
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1 cup diced fully cooked ham
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1 1/2 cups zesty Italian dressing
1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed


Place asparagus in a large saucepan with enough water to cover; cook until crisp-tender. Drain and cool. In a large bowl, combine asparagus with the remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (1/2 cup): Calories 307, Fat 14 g (Saturated Fat 2 g), Cholesterol 17 mg, Sodium 720 mg, Carbohydrate 33 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 11 g.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Taste of Home

Follow From Karen's Kitchen on

Cake Decorating Ideas | Glossary of Terms | Recipes | Tips & Advice | facebook

Home | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Site Map