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Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Pine Nuts

 
Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Pine Nuts
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You will not only love the bright colour of this dish, but also love the fragrant flavour. Use whole wheat pasta to add extra fibre. Enjoy!

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

35

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 pound asparagus
fresh
6 ounces pasta, penne
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon zest
grated, about 2 lemons
cup lemon juice
fresh
salt and black pepper
to taste
*
½ cup roasted red bell peppers
coarsely chopped, optional
3 tablespoons pine nuts
toasted
8 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
fresh, shaved

Directions

Trim asparagus and steam until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes.

Cut into 1-inch lengths.

Cook pasta, drain and place in a warmed, large serving bowl; toss with oil.

Add asparagus, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, roasted peppers (if using) and pine nuts.

Gently toss to mix.

Add cheese and toss; taste and adjust seasonings.

Serve immediately.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 177g (6.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 20846% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 15% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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