Dr. Nandi’s Asparagus, Snap Pea, & Avocado Pasta

Dr. Nandi's Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Avocado Pasta

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

A huge favorite around the Ask Dr. Nandi Show offices. This quick and easy to make dish is perfect for lunch or dinner!

  • Author: Therese


Coarse salt and ground pepper

1 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch lengths

1 lb. sugar snap peas, strings removed

1 lb. bow-tie pasta (farfalle)

4 Tbsp butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

1/2 cup chopped fresh mint, parsley, or basil

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or pecorino cheese, plus more for serving, if desired


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook asparagus until bright green, about 2 minutes.

Add snap peas; cook 30 seconds.

With a slotted spoon or a small sieve, scoop out vegetables; transfer to a bowl.

Return water to a boil; add pasta and cook until al dente, according to package instructions.

Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water; set pasta aside in colander.

In pasta pot, melt 2 Tbsp butter over medium heat.

Add asparagus, snap peas, and garlic; season with salt and pepper.

Cook, tossing, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.

Add remaining 2 Tbsp butter, cooked pasta, avocado, herbs, cheese, and reserved pasta water.

Toss to combine; season with salt and pepper.

Serve topped with additional cheese, if desired.


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Dr. Nandi\'s Asparagus, Snap Pea, & Avocado Pasta