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Pasta with Spring Vegetables

Pasta with Spring Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cellentani pasta (short corkscrews)
  • 1 box (10 oz) frozen petite green peas
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb asparagus, tough ends broken off, spears cut in 2-in. pieces
  • 1 medium (8 oz) yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise in 1⁄2-in. pieces
  • 8 oz sugar snap peas, ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 pt grape tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 11⁄2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Grated peel and juice from 1 lemon
  • Serve with: grated Parmesan cheese

Method

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook as package directs, adding peas 3 minutes before pasta is done. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile heat a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add asparagus, squash and snap peas. Sauté, stirring often, 3 minutes or until almost crisp-tender.
  3. Stir in garlic, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes or until tomatoes begin to release their juices.
  4. Stir cornstarch into broth until blended. Add to skillet and simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Add vegetables, scallions, lemon peel and juice to pasta; toss to mix and coat. Sprinkle servings with grated Parmesan cheese.
  6. Remove and refrigerate 4 cups pasta and vegetables (no sauce) for leftovers.

(source: Womansday)

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