Springtime Pasta Salad

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Springtime Pasta Salad
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  • 6 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. Spaghetti, Linguine or Thin Spaghetti uncooked
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 8 oz. broccoli florets
  • 8 oz. asparagus, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 4 scallions or spring onions, cut in 1-inch slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 10- oz. package frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, coarsly chopped
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Dressing
  • 3 tbsp. red wine vinega
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Preparation

Preparation

1 Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.

2 In a large pot, cook broccoli and asparagus in boiling water until crisp yet tender, about 4 minutes

3 Drain and add to pasta

4 Add scallions, garlic, peas, bell pepper, mushrooms and parsley to pasta.

5 In a small bowl, whisk together first seven dressing ingredients.

6 Slowly whisk in the oil until dressing is well blended.

7 Pour dressing over pasta mixture and toss gently until well mixed.

Source: National Pasta Association