Lemon, Garlic, and Asparagus Warm Caprese Pasta Salad

Lemon, Garlic, and Asparagus Warm Caprese Pasta Salad

5 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Ebwallace
Recipe by  Ebwallace

“There are so many reasons I love this recipe. Caprese salad has to be one of my favorite summertime treats. There is nothing like a summer tomatoes' sweetness mixed with the peppery sweetness fresh basil offers, the zing of lemon and richness of garlic. It is SO good.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  2. Place asparagus into a saucepan, add a little water, and place over medium heat; cover pan and let asparagus steam until bright green and tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat olive oil with butter and lemon juice in a large saucepan over medium-low heat until butter melts; cook and stir shallot in hot oil and butter mixture until it just begins to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir garlic into shallot mixture and cook until shallot and garlic are opaque, 3 more minutes. Stir asparagus and chicken into mixture; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Toss pasta with chicken and vegetables to combine; mix tomato and basil into salad and serve warm.

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Reviews (5)

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AZ93
8

AZ93

Delicious! Very bright and colorful dish (see photo). The only thing I did differently was to add some chunks of mozzarella to bring it closer to a real caprese recipe. It would be just as good without. Also added salt and pepper at the table. This dish is versatile too. My Dad eats meat and I don't, so I just added his precooked chicken to the dish after taking my portion out. Five full stars for this delicious dish that I will most definitely make again, especially as the weather gets warmer and the veggies are even fresher! Thanks so much for posting this Ebwallace!

gymnast24
1

gymnast24

It was very good! I did add cubed mozzarella like another reviewer suggested. I added sausage instead of chicken.

DAB602
0

DAB602

Used 1 1/2 pkg of Purdue short cut Chicken- tossed them in at the end to heat up and ate as a pasta meal. Thought it needed more seasoning so next time will add more basil, tomatoes and some red pepper.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 456 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs
  • 60 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 58 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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