Recipes and Cooking Orange, Mint, and Asparagus Pasta Salad 5.0 (1) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 2, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins Servings: 5 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce dried campanelle or farfalle (bow-tie) pasta 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces ½ cup thinly sliced green onions (4) ⅓ cup snipped fresh mint ⅓ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese 3 large navel, Cara Cara, and/or blood oranges 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or cider vinegar ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Directions 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. 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. 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. Drizzle dressing over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours. Toss again before serving. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 290 Calories 8g Fat 44g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 5 Calories 290 % Daily Value * Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 8mg 3% Sodium 350mg 15% Total Carbohydrate 44g 16% Total Sugars 8g Protein 10g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.