Market Stand Pasta Salad with Garlic and Shallot Dressing


Toss up your pasta salad recipe routine by using lasagna noodles and a zesty shallot dressing! To please the meat-lovers, add a handful of diced salami to the pasta salad.

Market Stand Pasta Salad with Garlic and Shallot Dressing
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • 6 cloves garlic

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon chopped shallot (1 medium)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon agave syrup or honey

  • 8 ounce lasagna noodles, broken into 3-inch pieces

  • 3 cup assorted fresh vegetables (such as carrots, wax or green beans, pattypan squash, and/or sugar snap pea pods), cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 cup baby kale, arugula, or spinach

  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, slivered

  • 6 ounce hard salami, cut into 1/4-inch-thick cubes


  1. For dressing, on a work surface lightly smash garlic cloves; remove and discard skins. In a small saucepan combine the garlic, olive oil, shallot, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat about 15 minutes or until garlic and shallot are very tender and caramelized. Let cool. Scrape garlic mixture into a blender. Add lemon peel, lemon juice, and agave syrup. Cover and blend until almost smooth. Set aside.

  2. In a large pot cook lasagna noodles in boiling salted water according to package directions, adding 3 cups vegetables for the last 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain noodles and vegetables well, lightly patting with paper towels to remove excess moisture.

  3. In a large bowl combine noodles mixture, baby kale, tomatoes, basil, and salami. Lightly toss to mix. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
28g Fat
68g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 1056mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 63.2mg 316%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 847mg 18%
Folate, total 185.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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