Asparagus Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Asparagus Pasta Salad

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Asparagus Pasta Salad

Asparagus Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 pound bow tie pasta - boiled and drained
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives or large pitted black olives
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh grape tomatoes - cut in half
  • 1/2 cup dried sundried tomatoes - packed in oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 packet of Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta or shredded Parmesan cheese - optional


  • Trim the ends of the asparagus and cut it into 1-inch pieces.
  • Boil water and add salt.
  • Plunge asparagus into boiling water and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove the asparagus with a slotted spoon, place it in ice water to stop the cooking.
  • Remove from water and pat dry.
  • In a large bowl whisk, or in a jar shake together vinegar, lemon juice, seasoning packet, and oil.
  • Place pasta in a large bowl with asparagus, olives, sundried tomatoes, and parsley.
  • Drizzle dressing over the top and gently toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top before serving.


Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1314IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 4mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. How many cups of salad or servings does this make?

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Miriam. This serves about 6. -Amy

  2. Anna Roeserr says:

    Absolutely delicious and easy to make! Family loved it. Will add spinach and grilled sliced Italian sausage for a twist next time and double the recipe. Thanks for a great, healthy and tasty recipe!

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Anna. Thanks for sharing! I’m so glad you liked it! I like your idea of adding freshly chopped spinach and Italian sausage! Great way to use leftover grilled Italian sausage too! Again thanks! -Amy

  3. Anna Roeser says:

    Absolutely delicious! My daughter and I devoured almost the entire portion! We will mix it up and add spinach and grilled sliced Italian sausage. So delicious!,

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Thanks Anna! So glad you liked it!