It’s British asparagus season! I couldn’t be happier. To celebrate I made this amazing roasted tomato and asparagus pasta dish. It’s the perfect spring and summer lunch or dinner. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Do you love asparagus? It is absolutely one of my favourite vegetables but I try to avoid buying it out of season. The British asparagus season is right now and this asparagus pasta dish is the perfect way to enjoy it.
It’s a really simple recipe and involves just throwing a few things in a roasting tin, cooking some pasta and then mixing it all together. Which suits me on a hot day when I don’t want to spend ages in the kitchen.
I have added pine nuts to this because I love them and I think they add a lovely savoury kick which stops me from missing cheese.
A quick note about pasta portions. In our house we are quite greedy and always eat far more than the packet recommends. I have gone for a 75g serving per person here but do increase or decrease this depending on your personal preference.
I hope you enjoy this roasted tomato and asparagus pasta as much as we did.
Roasted tomato and asparagus pasta
It's British asparagus season! I couldn't be happier. To celebrate I made this amazing roasted tomato and asparagus pasta dish. It's the perfect spring and summer lunch or dinner. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
- 200 g asparagus
- 200 g cherry tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- Small handful fresh parsley finely chopped
- Small handful pine nuts
- 150 g dried pasta
Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan)/220°C/gas mark 7.
Cut the thick ends of the asparagus off and discard.
Place the asparagus, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil in an ovenproof dish and roast for 15-20 minutes until tender. Stir once.
Meanwhile bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta. Cook until al dente, following the packed instructions for cooking time.
When the pasta is almost done lightly toast the pine nuts in a small frying pan.
If you like this you might like my pasta with courgettes and lovage.
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