Simple Springtime Pasta

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 330


1 pound asparagus spears cut into 1 inch long pieces
10 ounces whole grain pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 garlic scallions chopped or 4-6 garlic cloves minced
2-3 tablespoons water
sea salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions.

2. While the pasta cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic scallions, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in the asparagus, cover, and cook 2 minutes more. Add the water, quickly cover, and steam for 2–3 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender. Remove from the heat, add the salt and pepper, and stir the ingredients to combine.

3. Reserving about 1/4 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta and transfer to a warmed bowl. Add the asparagus mixture and toss. If the mixture appears dry, add the cooking water 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

4. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired, and serve immediately

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 330
Calories from Fat: 73

This Simple Springtime Pasta recipe is from the For the Love of Garlic Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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