Whole-Wheat Rotini with Asparagus and Portobello Mushrooms

Boost your vegetable and fibre intake with this healthy and delicious asparagus and mushroom pasta dish.

 

 

Mushroom Rotini
Whole-Wheat Rotini with Asparagus and Portobello Mushrooms
Whole-Wheat Rotini with Asparagus and Portobello Mushrooms
Servings
6servings
Servings
6servings
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Instructions
  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil for cooking the pasta.
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, halve grape tomatoes and chop basil. Mix together in a small bowl, adding two tablespoons (25 ml) of extra virgin olive oil. Set aside.
  3. Dice onion and chop mushrooms. Chop asparagus into 1-inch pieces (2.5 cm). Discard the coarse woody ends of asparagus stalks. Crush garlic and mince ginger.
  4. Add rontini to boiling water. Follow package directions for doneness. Most whole wheat pasta requires about 12 to 13 minutes of cooking time.
  5. While the pasta is cooking, in another saucepan sauté onions in 1/4 cup (50 ml) of extra virgin olive oil for one to two minutes at medium heat.
  6. Add the mushrooms, asparagus, almonds, pepper and crushed red pepper to the saucepan. Sauté for about six minutes or until the asparagus is tender yet crisp.
  7. Add garlic and ginger to saucepan and sauté for another one to two minutes. Be careful not to let the garlic burn.
  8. When the pasta is cooked, drain the water and add pasta back into the large pot. Add bowl containing grape tomatoes mixture along with the sautéed vegetables and almonds. Mix all ingredients together gently. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

Nutrients per size: 2 cups (500 ml): 462 calories, 23 g fat (2.7 g saturated fat), 55 g carbohydrates (10 g fibre), 17 g protein, 107 mg calcium, 211 mg sodium

Recipe courtesy of the Almond Board of California.