Zesty Farfalle

All you need is crusty bread to round out this one-pot meal. Use fresh basil if you can--it makes a difference.

Yield: 2 servings

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: (2 cups) 621
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 516mg
  • Cholesterol: 221mg

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound uncooked farfalle (bow-tie pasta)
  • 4 ounce medium precooked shrimp
  • 1/4 bunch asparagus (about 6 medium spears), cut into pieces about 1 inch long
  • 6 grape tomatoes, halved, or cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Italian vinaigrette
  • 6 leaves fresh basil

Preparation

  1. Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cooking time: About 12 minutes

    1. Cook farfalle according to package directions. Put a colander in the sink and place the shrimp in the colander.

    2. Add asparagus to the pasta water for the last 4 minutes of cooking (if the asparagus is thin, add it for the last 2 minutes).

    Drain the pasta and asparagus over the shrimp in the colander.
    Return everything to the pot. Add the tomatoes and vinaigrette and toss.
    Snip the basil into ribbons with scissors and toss with the pasta.
    Serve warm.

    Kid-friendly version: Double the recipe and omit the fresh basil for extra-picky eaters.

    How kids can help: Measure pasta; place shrimp in colander; count asparagus, tomatoes, and basil leaves; wash veggies.

    For an authentic Italian flavor, top the pasta with fresh, grated parmesan cheese and toasted pine nuts
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