Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera Recipe
Photo: France Ruffenach

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Other: 5 Minutes


1/2 16-ounce box ziti
1/2 bunch asparagus (about 12 spears), cut into 2-inch pieces
1 16-ounce tub mild fresh salsa
4 ounces soft goat cheese
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 16-ounce bag frozen cooked shrimp, thawed


Cook the pasta according to the label directions, adding the asparagus to the boiling water during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain. Meanwhile, heat the salsa in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until the tomatoes release their

juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the goat cheese and sugar and heat until smooth. Add the shrimp and fold in gently until heated through, about 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss.

Tamara Frankfort and Pilar Guzman,

Fake It Don't Make It,

Real Simple

May 2003