{ Spicy Asparagus Pasta Salad }

I could live on pasta. Sometimes I toss in a few vegetables to make it a bit more nutritious. This recipe is great as a hot dish or cold for a pasta salad.

{ ingredients }

  • Your favorite pasta (I prefer penne or bowties for pasta salad)
  • 1/2 cup EVOO
  • 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • A bunch of chopped asparagus
  • 2 cups of tomatoes (cherry, grape, heirloom or some combination of these)
  • Handful of fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbs of red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy)
  • Salt and pepper

 { directions }

  1. Boil water and make pasta as directed.
  2. Sauté garlic in EVOO in a wok or large sauté pan to soften.
  3. Stir in asparagus and cook for about 5 minutes. Add more EVOO if needed.
  4. Add chopped basil.
  5. Add in tomatoes. Cook tomatoes until just before they burst (this is my husband favorite way to eat tomatoes).
  6. Cook pasta until it is al dente and then drain. Add to the wok or pan. Let the pasta continue to cook as it mixes with the oil and vegetables.
  7. Remove from heat and toss with red pepper flakes and cheese.
  8. Enjoy! Yum!

Enjoy warm or cold. Makes about 6 servings.

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