Wednesday, June 5, 2013

15 Minute Pasta Asparagus Salad!

One of my favorite Summer salads,yes I know not everyone is fond of asparagus,but this is one sald you would love to try.It's cheap,Delicious,and takes little time to make.
It’s pretty light and leaves you feeling satisfied but not too full like a lot of pastas can.

1 box penne pasta
1 bunch fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped (we used green, it was on sale)
1 garlic clove, mined
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup pecan halves (we left this out)
Prepare pasta according to package directions; rinse and drain (I forgot to rinse).
Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and cut into thirds. Saute asparagus in a hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 4 minutes. Stir in red bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Stir in salt and pepper.
Toss together pasta, asparagus mixture, parmesan cheese and pecans. Garnish with additional cheese and pecans, if desired.

Now, how easy was that? I just told DH I want to make this one more time before asparagus goes completely out of season.