Asparagus and Tomato Pasta Salad

This easy, summery side or lunch can be prepared the night before.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (9 oz)
1
lb asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces (2 cups)
1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
3/4
cup chopped yellow bell pepper
2
large tomatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (2 cups)
Freshly cracked pepper, if desired
  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus for last 2 minutes of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 In tightly covered container, shake oil, vinegar, mustard and garlic salt.
  • 3 In large bowl, toss pasta, asparagus, bell pepper, tomatoes and oil mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors but no longer than 24 hours. Serve with pepper.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    250
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    280mg
    280%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    70%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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