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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.
  • 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 zest

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

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  • sgronholz
    Jun 6, 2016

    My husband and I enjoyed this tasty salad. It was easy to make (I cut the recipe in half) and something a little different than I usually prepare!