Goodbye June Gloom! Hello Lemon Asparagus Pasta Salad!

July 1st was officially summer! We always experience “June Gloom” in Los Angeles, and I have to say, today was beautiful. For lunch, we walked over to Typhoon – an asian fusion restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport, then cruised through the airport swap meet on the way home. It’s been a lovely Sunday, and now I have a semi-shortened week before my bachelorette party in VEGAS! Can’t tell you how excited I am πŸ™‚

LEMON ASPARAGUS PASTA SALAD
adapted from created by diane

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 4 oz crumbled light feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6-8 leaves fresh basil leaves

Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, then put pasta in an ice bath.

2. Cut and roast asparagus in a hot skillet until al dente. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

3. Drain pasta. Mix olive oil with the lemon juice and pressed garlic. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, remove and whisk. Continue whisking while adding in the oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour the roasted asparagus, feta cheese, and oil mixture over the pasta. Toss until combined, then add sea salt and pepper to taste. Tear the basil over the pasta and mix. Serve chilled!

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10 thoughts on “Goodbye June Gloom! Hello Lemon Asparagus Pasta Salad!

  1. Bassas Blog says:

    Great photos and very clear instructions.

  2. Pasta, yes! Asparagus, yes! Bachelorette party in Vegas, absolutely can’t wait to hear about that one! πŸ™‚

  3. Yummy, looks delicious! And I am SO thankful that I ran across your post tonight because I have been cooking for like 7 hours straight for a camping trip we are headed out on and this reminded me that I forgot to make the pasta salad that I told everyone I would make. lol Oh well, another thing for the to do list tomorrow.

    To bad you don’t live closer, I could just take a bit of yours with me! πŸ˜‰

  4. Subhan Zein says:

    Yumm! Mouth watering! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

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