Originally Posted by kitchenelf
amy - I think the OP wants to basically make the recipe in front of them versus changing it to something completely different.
Great ideas though.
The only change is substituting the broth for the dressing. Instead of:
While the penne and asparagus are cooking, combine the chicken broth, butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted.
Use the oil, garlic, herb, lemon juice dressing in place of a broth/butter mixture. It won't change it to something completely different, & will pair nicely w the asparagus, pine nuts & pasta. (The second link is to get an idea of the dressed pasta etc.) Broth can be a little bland. Just my opinion.