Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceSafe Home Farm
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
25 minutes

Description

This is a delightful, light pasta; perfect for a spring potluck.

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Ingredients

2 c
Fresh Aparagus (sliced in 1 inch pieces)
1⁄4 c
water
1 T
Ripe Avocado (mashed)
2 T
Neufchatel cheese (Or cream cheese)
1 T
Fresh lemon juice
1⁄4 c
Farmer's Cheese (shredded)
6 oz
Bow-Tie Pasta
1 c
Strawberries (sliced)

Instructions

Place asparagus tips and water in a shallow pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the asparagus is bright green and barely cooked, about 2 minutes. Reserve 2 Tbsp cooking water. Run asparagus under cold water to chill and set aside.

Prepare the pasta according to the package directions, drain, reserving about 2 Tbsp cooking water. Place the reserved pasta water in a large pot and, working quickly, add asparagus water, lemon juice, avocado, Neufchatel cheese and Farmers cheese. Blend until creamy.

Add the pasta and toss with a wooden spoon. Add the asparagus and strawberries and toss well. Serve.

Notes

You can make this vegan using Tofutti Non-dairy Cream Cheese and Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds.