Asparagus Pasta Salad with Lemon Turmeric Dressing

Flavourful, light and filling, this healthy pasta salad will leave you wanting more! This delicious recipe is also a great meal prep option. Serve a large helping as a main for 2 or serve as an appetizer for 4.

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Lemon Turmeric Dressing

Gluten-free | Vegan - Your favourite summer salad is here!


My Kale Kitchen

15 Minutes
15 Minutes
30 Minutes
Serves 2-3


Salad Ingredients:

  • 230 g gluten-free vegan pasta of choice
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 12 asparagus stalks, steamed or roasted and chopped to preference
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 handfuls of arugula
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrots (or substitute with veggies of choice)
  • Garnish: Pumpkin seeds

Lemon Turmeric Dressing:

  • ¼ cup plant-milk
  • 2-4 tbs pasta water
  • ½ cup unsalted cashews
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbs nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • 6-10 twists of freshly ground pepper


  1. Follow package instructions and prepareMacaroni. When ready, save 4 tbs (or to preference) pasta water and drain the rest. Transfer Macaroni to a large bowl and drizzle a pinch of olive oil and toss until the Macaroni is well coated.
  2. Mix in remaining salad ingredients and set aside while preparing the dressing.
  3. Blend all dressing ingredients together until smooth and very well combined. Add some more pasta water or plant-milk for athinner dressing.
  4. Serve salad with dressing mixed in or on the side. Garnish with pumpkin seeds before serving.
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