Emeril Lagasse's Roasted Asparagus and Penne Pasta Salad
Recipe fatigue is a common epidemic that infects every kitchen from time to time. Luckily, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse has just the cure. He turned simple pasta into Roasted Asparagus and Penne Pasta Salad.
Combine the pasta and asparagus in a salad bowl along with the provolone, sun-dried tomatoes, prosciutto, parsley and basil.
In a small bowl, mash together the garlic and the salt. Add the balsamic vinegar, Italian Essence, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Whisk to blend. Gradually whisk in 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Add the vinaigrette to the pasta mixture and toss to mix. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Adjust the seasoning by adding more vinegar and/or salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, copyright MSLO, Inc., all rights reserved. Styled by Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.