This colorful, flavorful pasta salad makes a family-friendly side dish for any warm-weather gathering.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat; generously salt water and return to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Add asparagus to boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and immediately transfer to ice-water bath to cool. Drain and cut on the bias into 1-inch pieces.

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  • Meanwhile, bring a second large pot of water to a boil over high heat; generously salt water and return to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  • Transfer pasta to a large bowl. Add asparagus, watercress, tomatoes, and lemon zest. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Top with feta and serve.

Reviews (3)

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
Excellent in all respects. I love the use of watercress and I sometimes use queso fresco or feta, what ever fresh cheese is on hand.
Rating: Unrated
08/08/2017
Can't wait to try this ❤️
Rating: Unrated
09/04/2011
Very delicious and easy to make. On her show Martha recommended using arugula if watercress is unavailable. Some people might find that too bitter with the lemon juice and zest. Maybe baby spinach would be a better alternative.
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