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Pasta and Asparagus Salad

with Turkey Breast
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Pasta and Asparagus Salad

Pasta and Asparagus Salad - You can bet that nobody will miss the mayonnaise!

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Health Score:
8,5 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
ready in 35 min.
Ready in
Calories:
306
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Try eating pasta salad the smart way! The sour cream, smoked turkey breast, and green asparagus bring a lot of flavor to the dish while cutting down on calories and fat. 

Pasta salad tastes better the longer it is left to soak. If you're storing your pasta salad, fold in the crunchy radishes and chives just before you serve.  

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie306 kcal(15 %)
Protein16 g(16 %)
Fat5 g(4 %)
Carbohydrates48 g(32 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage5 g(17 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.6 mg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin7.4 mg(62 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate67 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin5.3 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin C20 mg(21 %)
Potassium410 mg(10 %)
Calcium67 mg(7 %)
Magnesium55 mg(18 %)
Iron2.2 mg(15 %)
Iodine9 μg(5 %)
Zinc1.7 mg(21 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.2 g
Uric acid92 mg
Cholesterol20 mg
Development of this recipe:
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Radish

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
11 ounces
green Asparagus
9 ounces
Pasta (such as fusilli)
10
1
1 bunch
3 ounces
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
1 pinch
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Tablespoon, 1 large Pot, 1 Small knife, 1 Large knife, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small bowl, 1 Fine grater, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 large Bowl, 1 Whisk, 1 Salad server, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Peeler

Preparation steps

1.
Pasta and Asparagus Salad preparation step 1

Rinse and dry asparagus, trim woody ends, and peel lower third of spears if desired. Cut the asparagus diagonally into 1-inch pieces.

2.
Pasta and Asparagus Salad preparation step 2

Cook asparagus in a pot of boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes and remove with a slotted spoon. Rinse briefly under cold water and drain well.

3.
Pasta and Asparagus Salad preparation step 3

Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente according to package instructions.

4.
Pasta and Asparagus Salad preparation step 4

Meanwhile, rinse and dry radishes and cut into thin slices. Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate the zest. Cut lemon in half and squeeze juice.

5.
Pasta and Asparagus Salad preparation step 5

Rinse chives, shake dry and cut into thin rings. Cut turkey breast into thin strips.

6.
Pasta and Asparagus Salad preparation step 6

Drain the pasta, reserving approximately 1/2 cup cooking water.

7.
Pasta and Asparagus Salad preparation step 7

Stir together 2 tablespoons lemon juice, lemon zest, reserved pasta water, canola oil and sour cream in a large bowl. Season with salt, pepper and sugar.

8.
Pasta and Asparagus Salad preparation step 8

Add asparagus, pasta, radishes and chives and toss gently. Season to taste with salt, pepper and remaining lemon juice and serve.