Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Spinach and Salami
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Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Spinach and Salami

Meals during hot summers should be easy, quick, flavorful and still satisfying and full of variety. This Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Spinach and Salami hits all these points.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salads
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 4 ounces tomato
  • 4 ounces salami
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces pasta
  • 3 ounces spinach
  • 1 ounce pine nuts
  • 4 sprigs basil
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Wash asparagus and pat dry. Trim off the tough, thick end part of each stalk. Cut each asparagus in half. lengthwise and spread asparagus out on a baking sheet.
  • Wash to tomatoes and cut them in half and spread on baking sheet.
  • Cut the tip off the salami, score the salami lengthwise, and tear off the peel. Slice the salami thinly. Divide the salami slices over the baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with some olive oil and roast in the oven for approx. 10 minutes
  • In the meantime cook the pasta according to the direction on the package. Drain and allow to cool.
  • Wash and dry the spinach.
  • When the asparagus are done, transfer them together with the tomatoes and salami to a bowl and spread the pine nuts on the baking dish. Bake them approx. 10 minutes in the oven.
  • Chop the basil fine and mix with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • When vegetables, salami and pasta are cooled down to desired temperature, mix with spinach, dressing and pine nuts.