Smoked salmon and asparagus pasta salad on foodie friday

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
10 min
Very Easy
The smoked salmon and asparagus are delicious together and lemon poppy seed dressing blends and accentuates the flavors of the the main ingredients.


Number of serving: 2

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing:

8 tablespoons mayonnaise

1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons sour cream

1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped (optional)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Salad Ingredients:

12 ouces bow tie pasta

1-1/2 pounds asparagus, tough ends trimmed and cut into 1 inch diagonal pieces

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

6 ounces smoked salmon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces


  • Whisk dressing ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.
  • Cook pasta in large pot of boiling, salted water until just al dente.
  • Add asparagus pieces and cook 2 minutes till crisp-tender.
  • Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta liquid. Rinse with cold water and drain well.
  • Transfer pasta and asparagus to a large bowl.
  • Mix reserved cooking liquid into the dressing. Add to salad and toss to coat well.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Chill at least an hour before serving.


Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pasta Salad on Foodie Friday, photo 1Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pasta Salad on Foodie Friday, photo 2

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