Mozzarella, garlicky cilantro dressing and fresh asparagus make this pasta dish delicious. What makes it win-win-win? It's fast, tasty and serves ten!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 10 servings
3/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
1 large bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed
1 cup PLANTERS Slivered Almonds
1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed
2 cloves garlic
1 pkg. (16 oz.) farfalle (bow-tie pasta)
6 carrot s (1-1/2 lb.), thinly sliced
1 lb. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 2-inch lengths
1 red onion, sliced
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
Blend 1/2 cup dressing, cilantro, nuts, pepper and garlic in blender until smooth.
Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat remaining dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add carrots, asparagus and onions; cook 8 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Stir in mozzarella, dressing mixture and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Prepare using your favorite pasta and/or substituting trimmed fresh green beans for the asparagus.
For a milder taste, this pesto-style sauce can also be made by substituting 1 large bunch Italian parsley for the cilantro.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
10 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.