This is a light summer pasta salad that utilizes only a few ingredients, but is very tasty. I eat it year 'round because it's low fat and super tasty!

Myra
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.

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  • Steam the asparagus over boiling water and cook until tender but still firm. Drain, cool and chop.

  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, asparagus, smoked salmon, lemon juice, pistachios, basil, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator and serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

261.1 calories; 10 g protein; 45.1 g carbohydrates; 1.6 mg cholesterol; 70.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
We served it warm too and really liked it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/02/2005
I was very disappointed with this recipe. It was lacking any flavor. My family and my mother thought the same thing. Read More
(13)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
We served it warm too and really liked it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
It was so easy to make and absolutely yummy. I threw in some cherry tomatoes for added color and flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2003
worked well as leftovers too Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/02/2005
I was very disappointed with this recipe. It was lacking any flavor. My family and my mother thought the same thing. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2003
Good and light. I think there's a lot of rating inflation in general. I wouldn't say it's the best but it's good.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2003
5 Stars for adults! Love this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2003
Quite good - light tasty elegant! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2003
This is a great dish for a dinner party -no muss no fuss; can be made a bit ahead and the cook can enjoy the company. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2005
Tastes kind of bland. I had to season like crazy and eat it with hot sauce...but I guess this is healthy Read More
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