Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pasta Lovers

Well not really. We love this pasta but in general we are not pasta lovers. We never get it when we go out and rarely and almost never go to an Italian restaurant. We have 3 pasta dinners on rotation and desperately need a few more. But anyway, back to the current recipe on hand. I found a recipe online when we first got married and adapted it to our liking and we ended up with....

Sun-dried Tomato, Cashew, and Asparagus Pasta
 It's so simple and delicious!


1 box of bow-tie pasta (we use wheat pasta)
1 bushel of asparagus (usually a pound or close to it)
1 cup of cashews (I usually just add some, but I think its close to a cup)
1 bottle of sun-dried tomatoes

Once the water is boiling add pasta. Cook pasta for 11-12 minutes.

On medium heat, In a separate pan add some olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) and the asparagus (I cut the asparagus into 3's) and cashews. As soon as you add the pasta to the water begin cooking asparagus and cashews in separate pan. Stir frequently. Let the cashews and asparagus cook for about 5 minutes then add the tomatoes and all it's olive oil. Then turn the heat down and let it simmer for the remaining time (about 6 minutes).

Drain pasta and add the mixture to the pasta bowl. Stir. Serve. Enjoy.

We've made this so many times I'm almost sick of it :)
So seriously if anyone has any good pasta recipes send them our way!


  1. i'm totally making this! zach can 't have any dairy so this is perfect for us!! thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum! I'm trying it too. Looks d-lish :) I haven't tried this one because I don't really know how I could make it dairy free but I think it sounds amazing: