Asparagus Pesto Pasta Salad

Asparagus Pesto Pasta Salad
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 185.9
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 118.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

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Great for picnic or potluck. Great for picnic or potluck.
Number of Servings: 10


    2 lb fresh Asparagus
    2 tbsp Lemon Juice
    3 cloves Garlic
    1 cup Basil leaves fresh (24 leaves)
    1/2 tsp Salt
    450 gram(s) Pasta, I use Italpasta Fusilli
    16 Cherry Tomatoes
    1/2 tbsp Olive Oil


Boil a large pot of water.
Rinse asparagus and snap off tough bottoms then add to boiling water. Cook up to 4 minutes; just until tender. Remove asparagus from pot but keep water.
Return to boil then add the pasta and cook until al dente.
Reserve 1 c of the water then drain pasta and rinse with cool water.
Add pasta to serving bowl. Add top 3-4 inches of asparagus tips to bowl.
Cut remaining asparagus into 1-2 inch lengths and set aside.
With food processor running add garlic cloves; then (Opt- pine nuts 1/4 c lightly toasted) lemon juice, basil leaves, salt, asparagus pieces (not tops), oil and 4-6 Tb of the reserved water.
Slice tomatoes in half and toss into bowl along with the pesto.
Season to taste and chill.

Serving Size: Makes 10, 1-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MCNIFFER.