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Pasta with Asparagus and Strawberries

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Category: Vegetarian, Pasta, Side Dishes, Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Asparagus tips -- fresh
  • 1/4 c -- water
  • 6 oz Farfalle (large bow-tie
  • Shaped pasta)
  • 1 tb Lemon juice -- fresh
  • 1 tb Avocado, ripe -- mashed
  • 1 tb Cheese -- neufchatel OR
  • 1 tb Cheese, cream -- light
  • 1/4 c Cheese -- muenster or
  • Monterey
  • Jack -- diced
  • 1 c Strawberries, fresh --
  • Sliced


Place asparagus tips and water in a shallow pan. Cover and bring to a boil.
Simmer for 2 minutes, or until asparagus is bright green and just cooked
through. Remove asparagus and set aside to drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons
cooking water.

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Cook pasta according to
package directions. Drain in a colander, reserving about 2 tablespoons
cooking water.

Place reserved pasta water in a large pot and, working quickly, add
asparagus water, lemon juice, avocado, neufchatel cheese or cream cheese,
and muenster or jack cheeese. Blend until creamy. Add pasta and toss
quickly with a wooden spoon. Add asparagus and strawberries, toss well and
serve at once. Serves 4 as a side dish.

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