Grilled Asparagus and Fennel Pasta Salad (Cooking for 2)

Grilled Asparagus and Fennel Pasta Salad (Cooking for 2)

Want something different for the grill? Toss a pasta salad with hot-off-the-grill veggies.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

2

servings

Salad
1 1/2
cups uncooked rainbow rotini pasta (about 5 ounces)
1/4
pound asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
1
medium fennel bulb, cut into thin wedges
1
small red onion, cut into thin wedges
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
small navel orange, peeled and coarsely chopped
Vinaigrette
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
3
tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1/4
teaspoon sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Toss asparagus, fennel, onion, 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt until vegetables are coated. Place in grill basket. Grill 5 to 6 inches from medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, stirring vegetables or shaking grill basket frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Cool slightly.
  3. Shake all Vinaigrette ingredients in tightly covered container.
  4. In large bowl, toss vegetables, pasta, orange and vinaigrette. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.
Makes 2 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Grill any of your favorite vegetables. Try 1-inch pieces of bell peppers and sliced zucchini, yellow summer squash and mushrooms.
Substitution
White wine vinegar can be used in place of the white balsamic vinegar.
Success
Use extra-virgin olive oil for the very best flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 540
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 510mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 86g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 5 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.