Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pasta Salad

This is one of my absolute favorite pasta salads! It’s amazingly delicious and I can eat the entire bowl in about 3 days. (Should I not be saying that???) But I can. It’s that good! I got the recipefrom my Mom after she made it years ago and I’ve been making it ever since.

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pasta Salad
Source: Wives With Knives

*6 Tbsp. mayonnaise
* 1 1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
* 1 1/2 Tbsp. sour cream
* 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
* 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
* 1 Tbsp. tarragon
* asparagus, steamed but still firm
* smoked salmon
* 8 ounces cooked Penne pasta

I didn’t have any Penne pasta so I used elbow. It’s not as pretty looking but it tastes the same =o) I also don’t add the poppy seeds. I have a thing about poppy seeds ever since I babysat a little guy (like 33 years ago) and he ate a giant poppy seed muffin. Then I had to change his diaper. You got the picture. So, ever since… no poppy seeds for me.

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Yep, it’s that simple!


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  1. This pasta salad looks really good, I never had one quite like this. I am pinning it so I can make it sometime!

  2. Sounds really, really good! Wishing I had all the ingredients here:( Oh well–there’s always next week.
    Blessings, Aimee

  3. I like the addition of smoked salmon, sounds like the perfect salad.

  4. Hi Erin,
    This dish looks delicious and it is a great recipe. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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