Orange Mint and Asparagus Pasta Salad

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The uniquely shaped campanelle is the pasta of choice for this side dish recipe. If you don't have it on hand, any medium-size pasta will do.

Orange, Mint, and Asparagus Pasta Salad
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
10

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce dried campanelle or other medium-size pasta

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, bias-sliced into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions (about 4)

  • cup chopped fresh mint

  • cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 3 large navel, Cara Cara, and/or blood oranges

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or cider vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. adding asparagus the last two minutes of cooking. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain; transfer pasta and asparagus to large serving bowl.

  2. Add green onions, mint, and feta 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 to pasta mixture.

  3. For dressing, from the remaining orange finely shred 2 teaspoons peel. In a screw-top jar squeeze 2 tablespoons orange juice. Add orange peel, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. Toss before serving. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
4g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 20.1mg 101%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 195mg 4%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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.

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