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Though this recipe calls for penne — a diagonally cut tube pasta — you can substitute any type of pasta, including bow ties, rotelle or ziti.
Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender (al dente), 10 to 12 minutes, or according to the package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly.
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.
Total carbohydrate: 64 g
Cholesterol: 13 mg
Dietary fiber: 10 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
Protein: 17 g
Saturated fat: 4 g
Serving size: About 2 1/2 cups
Sodium: 142 mg
Total fat: 8 g
Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free): 1
Grains and grain products: 3
Meat and meat substitutes: 1
Nonstarchy vegetables: 2
Protein and dairy: 1
Last Updated Aug 19, 2014