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Recipe: Vermicelli tossed with pan-roasted asparagus and fresh tomatoes

Recipe: Vermicelli tossed with pan-roasted asparagus and fresh tomatoes

Vermicelli tossed with pan-roasted asparagus and tomatoes — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

When you use fat, try to choose monounsaturated sources such as olive oil. If used in place of other fats, monounsaturated fat can lower your risk of heart disease by reducing your blood cholesterol level.


Directions

Add 1 teaspoon of the olive oil to a skillet. Saute asparagus over medium-high heat until lightly browned and tender-crisp. Remove from pan and allow to cool. Cut into 1-inch pieces.

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (tender), 10 to 12 minutes, or according to the package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly.

Put the pasta to a large bowl. Drizzle the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil over the pasta and toss gently. Add the tomato, garlic, basil, asparagus, and 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese. Toss to mix evenly.

Divide the pasta between individual plates. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and black pepper, as desired. Serve immediately.


Ingredients
  • 6 asparagus spears
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces dried whole-grain vermicelli
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

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Dairy1/2 
Fats
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Grains
Meat 
Nuts_Seeds_Drybeans 
Sweets 
Vegetables
Diabetes
Fats
Freefoods 
Fruits 
Meat 
Milk 
NonStarchyVegetables
Starches 
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Carbs
Fats
Protein Dairy 
Sweets 
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NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories325 
Carbohydrate48 g 
Cholesterol9 mg 
Fiber8 g 
Monounsaturatedfat4 g 
Potassium 
Protein13 g 
Saturatedfat2 g 
ServingsizeAbout 1 cup pasta with vegetable topping 
Sodium158 mg 
TotalFat9 g 

2011-10-01

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