Pasta Primavera with Seasonal Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne
  • ½ pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ lb green beans (preferably haricots verts), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¾ cup fresh peas (or frozen baby peas)
  • ¼ cup Koroneki. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 T Liquid Gold Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, tender but still firm, about 7 minutes. Drain, drizzle with olive oil to coat and set aside in large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, cook asparagus and beans in large pot of boiling water, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until bright green. Add peas and cook about 1 to 2 minutes more. Drain vegetables in a colander and set aside.
  3. Heat 3 tbsp. olive oil in large skillet and sauté garlic over medium heat for 1 minute. Add drained vegetables and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add vegetable mixture to the reserved pasta. Toss until sauce coats pasta mixture. Mix in the cherry tomatoes and Tuscan Olive Oil. Season pasta with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Finish by topping with the Parmesan.. Serve immediately.