Pasta With Spring Vegetables




A light and flavorful pasta dish made with spring vegetables.



  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, slice green onions, using the white and light green part and discarding remaining. (You should have approximately 1 cup sliced onion.)
  3. Break woody ends off asparagus and discard. Cut asparagus into 3/4-inch pieces, leaving tips of spears a little longer.
  4. Sauté onions and asparagus in oil over heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add parsley and garlic and sauté for one more minute.
  6. Add water or broth, cover, and simmer until asparagus is tender-crisp (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  7. Stir in peas, chives, and seasonings. Cook 1 minute. There will be extra broth leftover; don’t drain it.
  8. Combine drained pasta, vegetable mixture, dressing, and lemon juice.
  9. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and diced avocado as desired.

Recipe by JennifersKitchen at