Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Lemon

8 Oz. Penne (1/2 Box)
1 lb Asparagus Cut into 1 Inch Pieces, Ends Trimmed
¼ Cup Parmesan Pieces (1 Oz)
2 Tbsp. Extra- Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tsp. Grated Lemon Zest
Salt and Black Pepper

Cook the pasta according to package directions and add the asparagus during the last 3 ½ minutes of cooking. Drain the pasta and asparagus and rinse under cold water to cool. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the parmesan, oil, lemon juice and zest, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper and toss to combine.

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