May 232014


I found this one on line & it looks great!  Thought I’d share.  Fresh spinach, crunchy cashews and penne pasta are tossed with roasted asparagus to create this delightful salad. Asparagus-Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe is shared by Kathleen Lucas of Trumbull, Connecticut.

Asparagus-Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup olive oil,divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked penne pasta
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Place asparagus in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil; sprinkle with salt. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring after 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. For dressing, combine onions, vinegar and soy sauce in a blender; cover and process. While processing, gradually add the remaining oil in a steady steam.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine pasta, spinach and asparagus. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cashews and Parmesan cheese.


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  6 Responses to “Recipe Time, Flash from the Past & Let’s be Friends!”


    That recipe looks really good! We are going to be having Cole slaw, boiled cabbage, and probably some fried cabbage. I really have to look up recipes for cabbage. We have four huge heads of cabbage that are ready to be harvested. When I look at them I try to think of all the cabbage we are going to be eating and the effects of that cabbage that will come about of it. We’ll be the rootiness tootiness family in the wild wild west! Ha! 😀


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    thanks for the recipe always trying to get the boys to eat more veggies visiting from friendship friday have a great weekend


    Ooooo cashews and asparagus are 2 of my favorite things! This could be a winner in my house!


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    Hi Marie! I found you on Weekends Are Fun blog hop! Your recipe sounds really good! I love pasta salads! And to Danielle Royalegacy, I’ve never heard anyone else say they like fried cabbage! Solidarity! Woo! LOL I’m so jealous of you having veggies to harvest this early! We are just now getting our gardens planted here in West Virginia. 🙂

Thanks for the lovely comment!

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