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A nice twist on asparagus and pasta salad. A quick easy dish with a light lemony, tangy sauce, but very fast. Pair this along a grilled piece of fish or chicken breast and this makes this a very nice easy dinner.
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- 10 ounces penne pasta
- 2 lbs asparagus (ends removed and cut in 2-inch pieces on a angle)
- 1/2 cup scallion, cut on a angle in 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated (I like sharp cheddar)
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt (to cook the pasta in)
- 1/2 lemon, thin sliced
- 1Dressing -- mix all the ingredients and set to the side until the pasta and asparagus are cooked.
- 2Salad -- In a large pot of salted water, boil the pasta according to directions. Approximately 3 minutes before the pasta is done, add the asparagus until is comes out al dente. Now drain the pasta and asparagus. Rinse under cold water for just a few seconds to stop the cooking process and cool slightly.
- 3Combine -- Now toss the still slightly warm pasta with the dressing. Add in the scallions, extra salt and pepper and serve garnished with the cheese fresh lemon slices. A nice simple salad!
- 4Now this is a very light tasting salad with a very simple dressing. It doesn't have bold flavors, but subtle flavors which is a nice compliment to a fresh herb roasted chicken breast or piece of fish. This is all about fresh subtle flavors.
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Nutritional Facts for Asparagus Pasta Salad With a Creamy Lemon Dressing
Serving Size: 1 (190 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 289.8
- Calories from Fat 71
- Total Fat 7.9 g
- Saturated Fat 2.7 g
- Cholesterol 12.4 mg
- Sodium 1664.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 48.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 8.8 g
- Sugars 3.1 g
- Protein 10.2 g