Spring Asparagus and Snap Pea Penne Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Spring Asparagus and Snap Pea Penne Salad recipe? Learn how to make Spring Asparagus and Snap Pea Penne Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by olgalbee

Makes 6 servings



For a more substantial dish, add fresh fava beans to this bright-tasting salad. Shell them and simmer in a pot of boiling water for 20 seconds, then drain. When the beans are cool enough to handle, peel and discard the skins.

Recipe Ingredients for Spring Asparagus and Snap Pea Penne Salad

5 quarts water
1 tbs. salt
3/4 lb. penne
5 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 lb. asparagus
1/2 lb. sugar snap peas
1 seedless orange
2 tbs. red wine vinegar
1 Freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 tbs. finely chopped fresh chives
1 orange, cut into 6 wedges

Recipe Directions for Spring Asparagus and Snap Pea Penne Salad

  1. Directions:

  2. In a large pot over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the 1 Tbs. salt and the pasta and cook according to the package instructions or until al dente (tender but firm to the bite), 10 to 12 minutes. Drain the pasta and immediately toss it with 1 Tbs. of the olive oil. Cover and cool completely in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

  3. Bring another large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the asparagus and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the asparagus, drain and cool completely in the refrigerator. Add the sugar snap peas to the water, return to a boil and cook until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain the sugar snap peas and cool completely in the refrigerator.

  4. Using a zester or grater, shred the zest of the orange. Then, juice the orange.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 4 Tbs. olive oil, the orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the pasta, asparagus, sugar snap peas and chives. Toss to mix well.

  6. To serve, place in a serving bowl or divide among individual plates and garnish with the orange wedges. Serve at room temperature. Serves 6.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1003.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
317
Calories from Fat
115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.8g
20%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
1204mg
50%
Potassium
381mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
42.7g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
8.9g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 97%
Calcium 8% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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