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Artichoke, Asparagus, & Tomato Pasta Salad

A quick and easy delicious pasta salad with fresh tomatoes, grilled artichokes and asparagus. 
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces dried penne pasta
  • 12 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 12 ounce jar marinated artichokes, chopped

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice about the juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a couple large pinches of salt and add the asparagus. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then use a slotted spoon to scoop them out and immediately place them in a bowl of ice water. Drain asparagus and set aside. Bring the same pot of water back to a boil and add the pasta. Cook according to package, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and oregano.
  • Once pasta is done cooking, drain and pour into large serving bowl. Toss pasta with a tiny bit of the dressing just so it doesn't stick together. Then add the asparagus, tomatoes, artichokes, and enough dressing to coat well.  Toss and serve room temperature or cold!