Pasta Salad With Asparagus and Lemon

Pasta Salad With Asparagus and Lemon
 Dana Gallagher
Add the asparagus to the pasta pot during the last few minutes of cooking to cut down on prep time.

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Serves 4
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
20
minutes

Ingredients

8
ounces
(1/2 box) penne
1
pound
asparagus (ends trimmed), cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4
cup
Parmesan pieces (1 ounce)
2
tablespoons
extra-virgin olive oil
1
tablespoon
fresh lemon juice
1
teaspoon
grated lemon zest
kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook the penne according to the package directions, adding the asparagus during the last 3 ½ minutes of cooking.
  2. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool. Transfer the penne and asparagus to a large bowl.
  3. Add the Parmesan, oil, lemon juice and zest, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and toss to combine.
Sara Quessenberry
May 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 87
  • Protein 11 g
  • Carbohydrate 44 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Fat 10 g
  • Sat Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 366 mg
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.