Asparagus and Peas Pasta Salad

Fresh asparagus and peas pasta salad is a great side dish for potlucks or busy weeknights. It's full of nutritious greens and topped with a creamy homemade dressing everyone will love.  

– 1 pound pasta  – 2 cups frozen pea – 1 pound asparagus  – 2 cups baby bocconcini – 1 cup Parmesan cheese – 1 cup buttermilk – ½ cup mayonnaise – 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar – 1 clove garlic – 1 teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon black pepper



Follow package directions to cook pasta. Thoroughly drain and rinse cold. Boil water or pasta water in a pot.   

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Put ice water in another bowl. Add asparagus and frozen peas to boiling water and cook for 2 minutes until crisp-tender.   

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To prevent the vegetables from cooking, drain and add them to the ice bath. Make sure to drain well.  

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Mix the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix pasta, veggies, bocconcini, and dressing in a large bowl.  

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Throw accurately. Add half of the Parmesan cheese, reserving the remaining portion for serving.  

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