This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from Michigan Asparagus to use in creating Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing. However, all opinions are mine alone.
We have come to the end of #BBQWeek. There have been so many great recipes and I hope you’re enjoying them. I’m sharing a side dish that I’ve not made in a very long time because, well, I just forgot about it. Do you have any recipes you just forget about because you don’t make them regularly?
I can tell you my family was happy I made this spring vegetable pasta salad with creamy lemon dressing. My oldest son loves lemon. The lemon is not too overpowering in this dressing. If you prefer more lemon, increase the amount, a little at a time, but continue to taste the dressing so you don’t add too much.
The day I made this it was pouring outside so I used my grill pan and made it indoors. I have now made it both indoors and on the grill outdoors. How ever you choose to make it, just watch it so it doesn’t burn. You just want it a bit charred and soft. What I love about Michigan asparagus is that I don’t need to cut the ends off because it’s all hand snapped when harvested.
While you can certainly use any shape pasta, I like the bowties because it holds the dressing in the nooks. I recommend a pasta shape rather than angel hair or spaghetti because the latter also make it more difficult to eat. You could certainly substitute some sun-dried tomatoes for the roasted red peppers.
See what the bloggers served up Friday for #BBQWeek
Boozy Grilled Pineapples by Everyday Eileen
Brisket Baked Beans by Palatable Pastime
No-Bake Raspberry Jello Pie with Graham Cracker Crust by Jonesin’ For Taste
Grilled Greek Asparagus by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Grilled Lemon Parmesan Asparagus by Cookaholic Wife
Grilled Peach Tea by 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Asparagus and Shrimp Kabobs with Bang Bang Sauce by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad by Soulfully Made
Honey Rum Grilled Banana Split by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Smoky Chipotle Baked Beans by Simple and Savory
Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing by Family Around the Table
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Welcome to #BBQWEEK! This week you’ll enjoy more than 70 recipes from more than 20 bloggers. There is also the opportunity to win one of three great prizes from our sponsors. Thank you to Michigan Asparagus for providing bloggers with freshly harvested asparagus, to Adams Extract & Spice for wonderful rubs and spices for grilling and Not Ketchup for bloggers choice of sauce.
Prize Number 1: $100 Gift Card Courtesy of Michigan Asparagus (Value $100)
Michigan Asparagus is known for its hand snapped fresh asparagus. It is available May – June and grown mostly in Oceana County along the shores of Lake Michigan. Michigan Asparagus has excellent flavor and a long shelf life. It is a nutrient-dense, low-calorie vegetable with no fat, no cholesterol, and very little sodium. Approximately 120 local Michigan farmers produce approximately 20 million pounds of Michigan Asparagus during the state’s 6-7 week harvest. Remember to buy U.S. for the freshest of the fresh.
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Disclaimer: Thank you to #BBQWeek Sponsors Adam’s Extracts, Michigan Asparagus, and Not Ketchup for providing the prizes free of charge. These sponsors also provided bloggers with samples and product to use for creating #BBQWeek recipes. All opinions are my own.