Green Pasta Salad Recipe

Step 1

Break the spaghetti strands into thirds. Cook the spaghetti in a large quantity of boiling water until tender (about 8 min). Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Whisk together in a small bowl the mayonnaise, garlic, vinegar, and curry powder. Add this to the cooked spaghetti and gently mix.

Step 3

Scrape the asparagus and cut each spear on the diagonal into 1" pieces. Steam these pieces into a small amount of boiling water 5 min. Drain and stir into the spaghetti.

Step 4

Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise. Slice each half crosswise into 1/4" pieces. Stir these into the spaghetti.

Step 5

Cut the snow peas on the diagonal into 3/4" slices. Stir these into the spaghetti.

Step 6

Stir in the mushrooms and tomatoes.

Step 7

Combine the parsley and basil. Shower the salad with the combined herbs but do not toss.

Step 8

Salad can be served now or covered and refrigerated. If chilled, let it return nearly to room temperature for best flavor.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2lb Spinach spaghetti
  • 1/2c Mayonnaise
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 2tb Rice wine vinegar
  • 1ts Curry powder
  • 5 Asparagus spears
  • 2 Med-size zucchini
  • 1/4lb Snow peas
  • 1/4lb Mushrooms, sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1pt Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4c Minced parsley
  • 1/4c Minced basil

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