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Penne salad

Recipe Information

Servings 2
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Penne Pasta; Cherry Tomatoes; Asparagus; Goat Cheese
Category Pasta; Vegetables; Dairy
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Low Cholesterol; Low Fat; High Protein; High Fiber; Low Sodium; Vegetarian


  • 1/3 pound whole-wheat penne pasta 

  • 1/2 cup asparagus, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon water 

  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped, plus whole leaves for garnish

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese 



  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Once the pasta becomes tender, drain thoroughly.

  • While the pasta is cooking, put the asparagus and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the asparagus on high power until softened (approximately 3 minutes).

  • In a bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic, and pepper. Add the asparagus, pasta, and goat cheese, and toss until well mixed. Place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to cool.

  • Divide the pasta between the plates. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 371 cal

  • Total fat: 7g

  • Saturated fat: 4g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 13mg

  • Sodium: 121mg

  • Potassium: 205mg

  • Carbohydrate: 62g

  • Fiber: 9g

  • Protein: 16g

  • Calcium: 64mg