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Health Information Library Recipes Penne with tomatoes, asparagus and goat cheese

Penne with tomatoes, asparagus and goat cheese

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 2 cups
Calories 392

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 1 g
Saturated fat 4 g
Total fat 8 g
Sodium 150 mg
Cholesterol 13 mg
Dietary fiber 10 g
Protein 17 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

This pasta salad calls for penne, but you can use any pasta you have on hand.

Ingredients

(SERVES 2)
  • 1/3 pound whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus, 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, plus whole leaves for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces goat cheese

Directions

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Drain the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, put the asparagus and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the asparagus on high power until tender-crisp, about 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.

Last Updated: May 19th, 2021