Delicious Asparagus Pasta – Fettucine in a simple creamy sauce, with the contrasting crunch of broccoli, asparagus and almonds – a delicious pasta, quick and easy to make. The addition of basil pesto gives a rich and delicious taste to the sauce, and perks up the Pasta.
When I planned to make an Asparagus Pasta as my contribution to Archana’s Kitchen, I wasn’t sure which sauce to make, and which pasta would be the best. I checked with my daughter Mridula, and this is the recipe she came up with.
I was lucky to find slim young asparagus at the Natures Basket Store near home, fresh green spears.
I loved the way the Asparagus Pasta looked, with the Fettucine looping around the bright green asparagus and the chunks of broccoli, interspersed with the toasted almonds, the whole coated with the creamy sauce and the basil pesto.
Purple is my favourite colour. As I had this lovely bunch of purple basil, whom else would I turn to for the recipe for Pesto, but Jamie Oliver. I have quite a few of his cookbooks, but I referred this recipe online. I’ve always found Jamie Oliver’s recipes straightforward and easy to make, and this recipe was no exception.
Link to my version of the Recipe for Basil Pesto: Pesto of Purple Basil, Pinenuts & Parmesan