Caprese Pasta Salad

A take on an Italian classic from Michael White, the executive chef and a partner at Convivio in New York City.

Photography by Jamie Chung

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Try this modern version of an Italian staple at home.Serves: 4
Prep:  15min
Cook: 6min
Total: 21min
             

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb asparagus, thinly sliced lengthwise (use a vegetable peeler)
  • 8 oz shirataki noodles, rinsed and drained
  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green peas, cooked
  • 1 cup diced fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Cook the asparagus in boiling salted water for 3 to 5 minutes.

2. Remove the slices with a slotted spoon, drop them into ice water, and then drain them.

3. Place the noodles in the pot of boiling water for 30 seconds to warm them.

4. Then drain the noodles and put them in a large bowl.

5. Add the asparagus and the remaining ingredients—the tomatoes, green peas, mozzarella, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper—and toss everything together.

Nutritional Facts per serving:
Calories: 151.5
Fat: 6.8 g
Saturated fat: 3.8 g
Cholesterol: 22.1 mg
Sodium: 185.8 mg
Carbohydrates: 14.7 g
Total sugars: 7.3 g
Dietary fiber: 5 g
Protein: 11 g

Courtesy of Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.

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