Asparagus and Pecan Pasta Salad

Asparagus and Pecan Pasta Salad

This healthy pasta salad recipe with asparagus and a Kikkoman soy sauce and citrus dressing is a delicious meal that the whole family will love!

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy426 Kcals
  • Sugars7.2g
  • Fat18.2g
  • Saturated Fat1.8g
  • Salt0.9g


  • 250g pasta shells
  • 450g thin asparagus, washed, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 75g pecan halves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Citrus & soy dressing


Shake together the dressing ingredients.

Bring a large covered pan of boiling water to the boil then add the pasta shells. Five minutes before the end of cooking time (refer to packet for timings), add the asparagus. Drain, rinse under cold water and then drain again.

In a large bowl, combine the pasta and asparagus with the tomatoes and pecans. Pour the dressing over the pasta and toss well to coat, then season with black pepper before serving.

Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, check out our great guide to pasta shapes, including some really delicious pasta recipes to make at home

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