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Asparagus Lemon Pasta Recipe

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“This is a wonderful side dish alongside grilled meats,” shares Donna Lascher of Sun Lakes, Arizona. Summery asparagus and citrus star in the refreshing accompaniment that's ready to serve in no time flat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Beau Monde seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 164 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 6 minutes; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Serve or refrigerate. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Lemon Pasta in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p50

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 164 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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