Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Asparagus - Our New Favorite Food

This is not officially a food blog but it is fast becoming one! This dish is so delish that I felt compelled to share it so others can enjoy it too. This meal came together because my husband worked the grill while I worked in the kitchen.

Summer Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Baby Spinach, and Asparagus

Marinate trimmed asparagus generously with olive oil, salt, and pepper
Grill asparagus diagonally
Cook 1/2 lb whole grain pasta according to directions on package
Meanwhile, saute 3-4 vine ripe, roma, or plum tomatoes in olive oil with 2 cloves fresh minced garlic.
As tomatoes breakdown add in a few handfuls of snipped baby spinach until wilted.
Add 2 small ladles of salted cooking pasta water to tomato spinach mixture.
Cut grilled asparagus into 3 sections and add to cooked, drained pasta.
Pour tomato and spinach mixture over asparagus and pasta and toss until evenly distributed.

I served this alongside a piece of grilled salmon that my husband prepared and it was the perfect meal. Isabella ate a nice serving of salmon and especially enjoyed the asparagus. Dave and I loved the combination as well. I think I will be making this weekly as long as asparagus is in season here. Note: I think that this dish would be good too if you roasted the asparagus in the oven in case you couldn't grill it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I better not show this to my husband as you will make me look bad-LOL!! You are so good with making new dishes!!


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