Yes, here it is again, asparagus. I can't resist it. The price is right and the quality is excellent. This refreshing salad combines the asparagus with sugar snap peas, penne, and orange segments. Pasta salads can sometimes be a little boring, but I thought this one was quite interesting. And it's perfect for a party, where it could safely sit out at room temperature for an extended period. I long for summer to arrive, with vine ripened tomatoes, basil and peppers. But beautiful spring vegetables, such as these, make the wait bearable.
This simple but delicious salad is my submission to Presto Pasta Night, which was started by the wonderful Ruth at Once Upon A Feast. Each Friday Ruth has a recap of wonderful pasta recipes from bloggers from all over the world. So, do stop by and check it out.