Shaved Asparagus Pasta Salad – Kick off the summer picnic season with this light and tasty pasta salad that features fresh, seasonal asparagus and a yummy tarragon dressing.
Memorial Day weekend is upon us. For international readers, the last Monday in May is a day when Americans remember those who died in active military service. In addition to being a day of remembrance, it also signifies the start of the summer season and much of the country will be grilling and picnicking. Hot dogs and hamburgers are the fare of choice with sides like baked beans and cold salads such as potato and pasta salad. There’s nothing more American than a Memorial Day or 4th of July picnic. And much because of the sacrifice of our service men and women, we’re able to enjoy it in safety and prosperity.
In the northeastern part of the country where I live, the growing season is just beginning. For a pasta salad, I chose to usher in the picnicking season with a simple shaved asparagus salad. It’s coated in a lemon tarragon dressing which makes it cool, fresh and light. I tested this one out on my husband and he’s a big fan.
For my American readers:
Happy Memorial Day and picnicking from Dan and Rachel at Simple Seasonal!
Lemon Tarragon Dressing