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One of the best things about summer, and trust me, for me they are few, is the better price and freshness of asparagus. When I first met john.e, he wasn’t a fan of asparagus at all. I was able to convince him to give it another try.  Now, he’s quite fond of it.

Roasted Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta Salad

This pasta salad was an idea I had one Sunday morning while sipping my coffee and watching reruns of Will & Grace.  I knew I had some asparagus in the refrigerator, and that john.e would need something to take to work for lunch on Monday.

Roasted Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta Salad

I knew this pasta salad would be just as fresh on Monday as it was on Sunday morning when I prepared it. The lemon juice not only adds a lot of flavour, but helps to keep the asparagus a bright green colour.

Roasted Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta Salad

The best part is that you can refrigerate this pasta salad for a few days. It will last!

Roasted Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus
  • 6 cups cooked bow tie pasta
  • ¼ cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Green onion, sliced
Instructions
  1. Wash and chop the asparagus into one-inch pieces. Toss them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper, and spread them evenly on a baking sheet.
  2. Dot the asparagus pieces with the butter. Roast at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  3. In the meantime, cook the pasta in salted water. Cool the pasta completely by running under cold water.
  4. Chop the sun dried tomatoes, zest the lemon, and juice it. Chop the green onions, and add all ingredients to a large bowl.
  5. Toss with the remaining olive oil and the butter from the baking sheet. Season accordingly.
  6. Pack into air-tight containers and refrigerate. This pasta salad is much better cold than it is at room temperature. You can try adding freshly grated parmesan cheese as well if you prefer a cheesy version of this dish.
 

Roasted Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta Salad

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    1. Will & Grace reruns will never get old. 🙂 Drop back and let me know what you think, Sherry. 🙂

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