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Orange, Mint, and Asparagus Pasta Salad

Makes: 5 to 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Chill 1 hr to 24 hrs
Orange, Mint, and Asparagus Pasta Salad
Ingredients
  • 8  ounces  dried campanelle or farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
  • 1  pound  fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2  cup  thinly sliced green onions (4)
  • 1/3  cup  snipped fresh mint
  • 1/3  cup  crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 3  large  navel, Cara Cara, and/or blood oranges
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1  tablespoon  white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus to the water for the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Transfer pasta mixture to a large serving bowl.

2. Add green onions, mint, and cheese to pasta mixture. Using a serrated knife, remove peel and white pith from two of the oranges. Halve oranges lengthwise, then slice crosswise. Add orange pieces to pasta mixture.

3. For dressing, finely shred enough peel from the remaining orange to measure 2 teaspoons. Squeeze enough juice from the remaining orange to measure 2 tablespoons. In a screw-top jar combine orange peel, orange juice, oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well.

4. Drizzle dressing over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours. Toss again before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Orange, Mint, and Asparagus Pasta Salad )
  • Servings Per Recipe 5,
  • cal. (kcal) 290,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 44,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 8,
  • pro. (g) 10,
  • sodium (mg) 350,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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