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Nutrition Facts

Calories 341
  Calories from Fat 93 (27%)
(16%)Total Fat 11g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(14%)Sodium 330mg
(14%)Potassium 476mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
(20%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(23%)Protein 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Pasta Salad with Asparagus


  • 2 lbs asparagus spears, sliced diagonally into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces

  • 12 oz angel hair pasta, or other pasta, uncooked

  • 1/2 cup shallots, minced

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp thyme

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

This cold pasta salad features asparagus and a delicious garlic-dijon dressing. It’s a wonderful dish for brunches, picnics or hot summer nights.


  • Place asparagus in microwave-safe container with small amount of water. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes. Drain. Asparagus should be tender but still bright green.
  • Cook pasta in rapidly boiling water until done. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together shallots, olive oil, Dijon mustard, parsley, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine shallot mixture with pasta and asparagus; mix well. Serve chilled.

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