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    Fresh Tomato-Basil-Asparagus Pasta Salad

    Fresh Tomato-Basil-Asparagus Pasta Salad. Photo by Chef*Lee

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    1 hr 14 mins

    14 mins

    1 hr

    KathyP53's Note:

    My favorite kind of summer meal when tomatoes are peaking. You can also just chop up a large tomato versus using grape tomatoes. This is from SOuthern Living.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus, cut into 2" pieces, during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain and rinse under cool water.
    2. 2
      Stir together 1 cup bottled lemon vinaigrette and chopped basil. Pour 3/4 cup of dressing over pasta mixture. Stir in tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. COver and chill 1 hour. Toss with remaining dressing just before serving. Garnish with additional freshly basil.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 11, 2009

      55

      Loved it! Light tasting pasta salad that looks alot more complicated than it is....I used Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette for the dressing. It was a perfect combination.

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    • on February 27, 2009

      55

      Boy is this wonderful!!! I used BecR's Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing (Zitronenvinaigrette) recipe here on Zaar instead of bottled and that really made this salad sing!!! I love blanched asparagus and it was great to be able to save on pots and just throw it in with the pasta before draining!! I used regular vine-tomatoes instead of grape because I found some really good ones. I removed the seeds and extra juice before adding them, to keep from sogging up the pasta. Loved this recipe, thanks!!!!

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    • on June 30, 2008

      55

      This is a really simple salad that I've made to rave reviews many times over. The lemon vinaigrette is VERY hard to find so instead I typically pick up whatever vinaigrette that I'm feeling at the moment - usually one with basil in it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Tomato-Basil-Asparagus Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (309 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 477.9
     
    Calories from Fat 49
    10%
    Total Fat 5.4 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 95.7 mg
    31%
    Sodium 33.1 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 89.4 g
    29%
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    28%
    Sugars 4.3 g
    17%
    Protein 19.4 g
    38%

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    lemon vinaigrette

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