This is a really interesting recipe that gave great results. It’s fresh, really easy to make and ended up being delicious. I was at first somewhat intrigued by the mix of ingredients – I rarely use pistachios in my cooking. But it turned out great. It uses fresh spring ingredients, and I was able to find some great Norwegian smoked salmon. The whole family loved it and it’s been asked for as a repeat for sure.
1 (8 ounce) package pasta
1/2 cup fresh steamed asparagus tips
1 ounce smoked salmon, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon chopped pistachio nuts
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
Steam the asparagus over boiling water and cook until tender but still firm. Drain, cool and chop.
In a large bowl, combine the pasta, asparagus, smoked salmon, lemon juice, pistachios, basil, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator and serve at room temperature.