Pasta with Asparagus and Pistachios Recipe

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Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



From Victoria Island Farms in CA.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta With Asparagus and Pistachios

1/2 cups asparagus (tips and pieces), cut into 1-inch slices
8 ounces fusilli or long macaroni
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon minced shallot
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup basil leaves, torn

Recipe Directions for Pasta With Asparagus and Pistachios

  1. Bring a small pan of water to a boil, add the asparagus and cook for 1 minute, or until nearly done. Rinse in an ice bath. Drain and set aside.

  2. Cook the fusilli according to package directions, Drain the fusilli and toss it with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

  3. In a sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and slowly sauté the green onions, shallots and garlic until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add the asparagus, stir and cook 2 minutes. Add the fusilli to the pan. Stir in the pistachios, parsley, and Parmesan and lemon juice.

  4. Serve immediately with torn basil as garnish.

Categories

Nuts, Pasta, Vegetables, Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 124.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
417
Calories from Fat
178
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.8g
30%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Potassium
264mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
49.3g
16%
Dietary Fiber
4.4g
18%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
13.8g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 12% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
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