I have been wishing for warmer weather these last few days...I broke down at the grocery store and bought tomatoes and basil. Craving pasta, so I whipped this up tonight. I love how the sun stays out longer now, I can get some good light for picture taking :) We had chocolate cake for dessert, I didn't add the ganache, but I did swirl peanut butter through out the batter, and baked it in a loaf pan. Check out my little taste tester!
- cooked pasta ( I like whole wheat)
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic-minced
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 medium onion- minced
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 jar of sun dried tomatoes- cut into strips
- 2 vine ripe fresh tomatoes-small diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper- small diced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 small bunch of asparagus- keep the tips- chop the rest to go into the sauce
- 2 tbsp fresh basil
- 2 tsp chili flakes
- sea salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
In a saute pan heat on medium high, add oil, garlic and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes
add oregano, deglaze with vinegar. Add sun dried tomatoes and fresh tomatoes, bell pepper.
Add a little water at a time, just to make it juicy.
Throw the asparagus ends into the sauce, add basil, chili flakes, and season.
In a separate pan add a little water and a pinch or two of salt bring to a boil , cook asparagus tips.
Toast pine nuts in a pan until golden.