Roasted Asparagus With Farfalle Pasta




This recipe can also be called as roasted asparagus and onion pasta.  The roasted asparagus gives a unique taste to the pasta dish. I have added only 1/2 cup of tomato puree here since we prefer the sauce to be less sour. Any kind of pasta sauce can also be added instead of the tomatoes here for a quicker pasta dish. In this case, you can just add the pasta sauce to the cooked pasta and the roasted vegetables along with the cheese.

Ingredients:
1. Asparagus, 1 bunch, trimmed and cut into one inch pieces.
2. Any kind of whole wheat or whole grain pasta, 2 cups. ( I have used farfalle pasta here).
3. Garlic, 2 cloves.
4. Crushed or pureed tomatoes, 1/2 cup.
5. Large onion, 1, cut into thin slices.
6. Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup.
7. Dried parsley and basil, a pinch of each.
8. Chopped fresh basil, 1/4 cup. (optional but makes a great difference in taste).
9. No salt vegetable bouillon cube, 1. (optional).
10. Salt and pepper  as per taste. (Red chili flakes can also be added here for some more heat to the dish).

Preparation:
Arrange the asparagus and onion on a large baking sheet and sprinkle salt and pepper on them. Spray with oil and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the instructions and while the pasta is getting cooked, heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Add the crushed garlic and fry for a few seconds. Now add the crushed tomatoes along with the dried basil and parsley, bouillon cube, salt and pepper and mix everything well. Cook under low flame for 10 minutes and add the cooked pasta, the roasted asparagus and onion along with the Parmesan cheese and chopped basil and mix everything well and serve hot.

2 comments:

kitchen queen said...

super delicious recipe.

Delectable Flavours said...

Sounds like a great pasta!!!