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Asparagus Cavatappi with Tomatoes & Mint Pesto
2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Asparagus Cavatappi

with Tomatoes & Mint Pesto

Cavatappi, named for it's little "corkscrew" shape, is ideal for capturing hearty sauces and small bits of veggies and pepper flakes. In this cavatappi dish, fresh mint infuses bright, garlicky pesto for a refreshing twist. Crisp-tender asparagus, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy pistachios make this sodium-smart dinner a celebration of spring.

Tags: High-Protein Soy-Free Chef's Choice Less Prep Low Sodium
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
590
FAT
27g
CARBOHYDRATES
77g
PROTEIN
15g

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INGREDIENTS

  1. 6 oz cavatappi pasta
  2. 4 oz asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  3. 2 tbsp vegan butter
  4. 3 garlic cloves, peeled and grated
  5. 1/2 tsp red chile flakes (divided)
  6. 1/4 cup vegan basil pesto
  7. 0.25 oz mint, leaves chopped
  8. 4 oz grape tomatoes, halved
  9. 2 tbsp vegan parmesan
  10. 1 tbsp pistachios, roughly chopped
  11. Salt*
  12. *Not included
  13. Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
  14. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
  15. ~This recipe has a spicy ingredient! For low-heat, use spicy ingredients as instructed. For no-heat, omit them entirely.~
Allergens: tree nuts (pine nut, pistachio), wheat
Tools: Medium saucepan
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
590
FAT
27g
CARBOHYDRATES
77g
PROTEIN
15g

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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Cook the pasta

Bring medium saucepan of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 7 to 9 minutes. Add asparagus and simmer until bright green and pasta is tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Reserve ⅓ cup pasta water and drain pasta and asparagus. Set saucepan aside for step 3. (4-serving meal: reserve ⅔ cup water)

2
Mix the pasta

Combine butter, garlic, and as much red pepper as you'd like in same saucepan over medium-low heat and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add pasta, asparagus, reserved pasta water, pesto, mint, tomatoes, and parmesan. Stir to combine and until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes.

3
Finish and serve

Divide asparagus cavatappi with tomatoes and mint pesto between bowls and sprinkle with pistachios. Mangia!

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