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Asparagus Goat Cheese Pasta Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Gluten-Free and Vegetarian
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, salad, pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 566 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 pound gluten-free penne pasta
  • 2 bunches asparagus trimmed, halved lengthwise, and cut crosswise into thirds
  • 4 ounces goat cheese broken into pieces
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast macadamia nuts, stirring often, until golden, approximately 3 minutes.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to the package instructions, add asparagus during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain; return pasta and asparagus to pot. Toss with goat cheese, scallions, lemon zest, parsley, paprika, sea salt, pepper and toasted macadamia nuts.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Goat Cheese Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 353mg15%
Potassium 542mg15%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 2830IU57%
Vitamin C 28.3mg34%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.