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Lemon-Asparagus Pasta

lemon-asparagus-pasta Leigh Beisch

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 2 cups (1-inch) sliced asparagus
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon rind
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation


1. Cook pasta according to package directions (omit salt and fat).

2. Add asparagus to pasta during last 3 minutes of cooking time; drain.

3. Stir in remaining ingredients, and serve immediately.


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  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 324
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 8g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 9g
Carbohydrate per serving: 47g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 296mg
Calcium per serving: 30mg

Good to Know

Using a whole-wheat pasta will give you a boost of fiber, which helps aid in digestion. Toss in some of your favorite vegetables for a more colorful, heart-healthy pasta dish.

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