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ROTD 4/8 Black Pepper Pasta Salad with Prosciutto, Asparagus, and Romano

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM
  • 10 Replies

Black Pepper Pasta Salad with Prosciutto, Asparagus, and Romano from the My Recipes site!

                   

This mayonnaise-based pasta salad veers from the traditional with salty Italian ham, nutty asparagus, and a generous grinding of pepper.

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup)
Total: 

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked cavatappi pasta or elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups (1 1/2-inch) slices asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 6 tablespoons light mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1 1/2 ounces pecorino Romano cheese, grated (about 1/3 cup packed)

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add asparagus during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain.
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add prosciutto, and cook for 6 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove prosciutto from pan using a slotted spoon, leaving drippings in pan. Drain prosciutto on paper towels. Add the shallots to drippings in pan; cook over medium heat for 1 minute or until shallots are tender, stirring frequently.
  3. 3. Combine mayonnaise, lemon rind, tarragon, juice, pepper, and salt in a large bowl; stir well. Add pasta, asparagus, three-fourths prosciutto, shallots, tomato, and cheese; toss well to coat. Top servings evenly with remaining prosciutto.
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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Replies (1-10):
natesmom1228
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Yummy

SarahSuzyQ
by Silver Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

This sounds delicious!

MamaMandee
by Gold Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM
I love a good pasta salad!
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lalasmama2007
by Silver Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Looks yummy!

Stevensmomma
by Silver Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM

yummy

Janet
by Silver Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM
That sounds so good.
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bhwrn1
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM

yum

mommythree0508
by Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Yum
OliviasMommy611
by Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Yum
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Samanthamommy
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:20 PM

yum!!

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