Orange Asparagus Pasta Salad

Not your ordinary pasta salad, this gourmet dish gets a citrusy and nutritious twist when warm, gluten-free penne is tossed with fresh-squeezed orange juice, slender asparagus spears and  chopped pistachio nuts. No need to pre-steam the greens””slender stalks will soften after you add them to the mix!

Pasta with Asparagus

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Orange Asparagus Pasta Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

8 oz.  penne pasta
1 lb. fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4   cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2   Tbsp. olive oil
3   Tbsp.  freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse under cool water.

2. In a large bowl, gently toss all ingredients.

3. Serve immediately.

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of  TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of howClean Eating  saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on  Facebook,  Twitter  andPinterest; she’d love to hear from you!

About Amie Valpone

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food.

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