Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Red Peppers

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 1998

SERVES6 to 8

TIME45 minutes, plus 20 minutes cooling

Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Red Peppers

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Developing the best pasta salad recipe was tricky: While some acidity was clearly needed to brighten the flavor of the salad, too much caused the pasta to soften and dulled the vegetables, both in flavor and appearance. We liked lemon juice...

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