Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
1 Min
Cook Time
12 Mins
Yield
3 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups pasta salad, 1 tablespoon cheese, and 1 tablespoon nuts)

With tortelloni, asparagus, and baby spinach, this pasta salad is great for a picnic or a light weekday lunch. Serve it with Tomato and Basil Soup or with fresh fruit, such as watermelon or strawberries.

Prep: 1 minute; Cook: 12 minutes

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare tortelloni according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add asparagus during last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta and asparagus; rinse with cold water.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add spinach, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts.

Step 3

Combine pasta mixture and spinach mixture in a large bowl. Add lemon juice; toss gently to coat. Top servings evenly with cheese and nuts.

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