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Asparagus Lemon Pasta

 Asparagus Lemon Pasta
“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.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.