Asparagus Pasta

    30 minutes

    At first this seems like an unusual combination but after you have eaten it you will agree that it works really well.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g angel hair pasta
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil, divided
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 500g fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and sliced
    • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
    • 400ml chicken stock
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed
    • 1/2 lime, juiced
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 cup grated cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add angel hair pasta then cook for 5 to 6 minutes until al dente; drain and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to prevent stickiness.,
    2. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in a frypan over medium heat and cook the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes.
    3. Add the asparagus and tomatoes stirring to coat. Pour in the stock and continue cooking uncovered for 10 minutes or until the asparagus is tender but still bright green.
    4. Place the pasta in a large bowl and toss with the asparagus and tomato mixture. Season with dill and pepper.
    5. In a separate bowl mix the avocados, lime juice and garlic powder together until blended.
    6. Serve pasta with a dollop of the avocado mixture and top with grated cheese.

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    Just a note to mention that the recipe for some reason includes draining the asparagus and tomato mixture after it is cooked until tender....but you are NOT supposed to drain it, otherwise you will have some VERY dry pasta Not sure why the error is there, but that is not how I originally wrote it  -  19 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is by far the best meal I have made. I did do some variations. I boiled my pasta in chicken broth. I fryed the asparagus and tomatoes with some white wine also. I did add more chicken broth with the veggies. The avacado with lime was excellent!!!A must try meal everyone loves.  -  22 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe came through yesterday as the recipe of the day. I read it and immediately decided to try it. I prepared it exactly as the recipe called for and found it delicious. It was not watery and I brought it to work today and even reheated in the microwave with no problem..this will be a "keeper" as my husband says.  -  10 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)