Lemon Artichoke Pasta Salad

Lemon Artichoke Pasta Salad

Lemon Artichoke Pasta Salad is light and refreshing! Serve with chicken if desired.

Lemon Artichoke Pasta Salad
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. pasta
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. asparagus, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14 oz.) jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
Directions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water; set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and season with ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, sautéing for 2 more minutes, until fragrant and the asparagus is tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, asparagus mixture, artichoke hearts, cheese and pine nuts.
  4. Whisk together lemon juice, basil, red wine vinegar and remaining salt and pepper. Drizzle over pasta and toss to combine.

 

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