Asparagus Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

This Asparagus Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing recipe is perfect for a picnic in the park or food on the go.

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Category: Recipes

Servings: 8-12

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing


  • 1 pound uncooked pasta, penne or your desire
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
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  • 10 ounces greek yogurt
  • 4-5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar with a lid. Shake the jar vigorously until ingredients are well combined. Taste and adjust quantities as desired. Set the dressing aside.
  2. Cut each asparagus spear into 2-inch pieces, do not use tough stems.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender, then add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook with pasta for another 2 minutes.
  4. Drain the pasta and asparagus then rinse it with cold water until cooled; allow drain well.
  5. Transfer pasta and asparagus to a large bowl, gently stir in tomatoes and onions. Toss with dressing, cover and refrigerate a few hours or overnight.
  6. Serve cold or room temperature.

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