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

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



  • 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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