Fresh Asparagus, Tomato, and Feta Pasta Salad

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A fresh summer salad tossed with a light Asian dressing.

Visit our Zone Pasta section to order Zone PastaRx Fusilli.

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Yield1 Serving
Total Time (mins)
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • 1/2 cup Zone PastaRx Fusilli
  • 12 spears Asparagus - cut into 1-inch pieces, cooked and drained
  • 3 Tbsps Rice vinegar
  • pinch Stevia (a sprinkle really) to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dr. Sears’ Zone Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 oz Low-fat feta
  • 12 Cherry tomatoes - halved
  • 4 Scallions - diced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh cilantro
Calories 356
Total Fat 12g
Carbohydrates 38g
Fiber 9g
Protein 26g

Instructions

  1. Cook Zone PastaRx Fusilli as directed, adding the asparagus pieces for the last 4-5 minutes.
  2. Drain. Reserve 1/2 cup of liquid, set aside. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking. Drain again and cool.
  3. Meanwhile whisk together the rice vinegar, stevia, sea salt, sesame oil, and extra virgin olive oil in the bottom of a salad bowl.
  4. Add the feta, tomatoes, green onion, cooked orzo/asparagus and cilantro to the bowl with the dressing; toss to coat.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
  6. Add some reserved pasta water in small increments until you achieve the moisture you desire.