Jumbo Asparagus, Papaya, Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Jumbo Asparagus, Papaya, Shrimp and Pasta Salad
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Recipe type: Entrees
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Serves: 4
 
This is a light dish perfect for a summer dinner. Make ahead; Low calorie; Low sodium.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. jumbo asparagus
  • 1 medium papaya halved, seeded and peeled.
  • ⅓ cup light sour cream
  • ¼ cup papaya or mango nectar
  • 1½ tablespoon bottled mango chutney
  • Grated peel of ½ lemon
  • 6 oz. dry Fusilli, Rotelle or other curly pasta, cooked, rinsed and drained (about 3 cups cooked).
  • ⅓ lb. small shelled and cooked shrimp
  • ¼ cup green onions
  • 8 Boston or bibb lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. Trim or break off Jumbo Asparagus spears at the tender point and rinse.
  2. In a large skillet, cook Asparagus until crisp-tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook.
  3. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  4. Chill and set aside 12 spears
  5. Cut remaining Asparagus into 1 inch pieces.
  6. Remove seeds and cut half of papaya into eight 12 thin, lengthwise slices – chill.
  7. Cut remaining half into bite-size pieces.
  8. In large bowl, combine sour cream, nectar, chutney and lemon peel.
  9. Add cooled pasta, mix well.
  10. Stir in Asparagus and papaya pieces, shrimp and green onions.
  11. Chill briefly.
  12. To serve, spoon pasta mixture on lettuce leaves and arrange papaya and Asparagus spears. Garnish with lemon twists or wedges and fresh mint, if desired.
Notes
Cooking time includes cooking pasta.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 295 Fat: 3.7g Carbohydrates: 49.9g Sodium: 193mg Fiber: 5.6g Protein: 17.3g Cholesterol: 80mg