Baked Asparagus with Kamut Pasta Spirals
Its amazing to know the number of varieties that one gets for Pasta nowadays. I am not talking about the shapes of the pasta but the kind of flours used to make the pasta - wholegrain, sprouted, wheat, buckwheat, kamut etc etc! Mind blowing I must say. Its been ages since I bought the original make - why go for it when you have so many yet to be finished! The last time I did my pantry check, I found I had some unused Kamut pasta spirals left. My fridge had some left over Asparagus from my soup of 2 days back.
Baked Asparagus with Kamut Pasta Spirals
Thought of baking the asparagus crispy and crunchy and making a simple, quick and easy pasta dinner for us. The recipe is very fast to make with minimal steps and it is one healthy meal too. Nuts, Vegetables, wholegrain and healthy fats. Nothing to bargain isn't it. The recipe may sound lengthy but different steps can be done simultaneously thus saving time. Actually in totality, I finish this recipe in about 15 minutes. While baking the asparagus, Pasta can be cooked on the side. At the same time, you can start the actual cooking process. Now to the recipe, this is how I made it
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • Approx. 2 cups of Kamut Pasta spirals
  • about 10-15 Asparagus, stems chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2-3 scallions (spring onions), chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp Garlic Oil (garlic fried in little olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • salt to taste
1. In a zip lock bag, place the asparagus along with garlic oil. You can otherwise just put some olive oil along with minced garlic. Close the bag and shake it so that the asparagus is coated with oil.
2. Bake these asparagus by placing them in a baking sheet at 400F for about 10-15 min (depends on oven - mine takes about 10m) until crispy.
3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to Package instructions.
4. Toast the pine nuts in a skillet.
5. Once toasted, add the cherry tomato halves along with spring onion whites. You don't have to cook the tomatoes through. A little stir fry for 2 minutes should do.
6. Add the cooked and drained pasta along with baked Asparagus.
Give it a quick stir , you can add a little pasta water if desired. Garnish with grated vegetarian Parmesan and tada - you have a healthy, wealthy good looking gourmet lunch/dinner under 15 minutes. Baked Asparagus with Kamut Pasta Spirals

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By Sosa on Jun 26, 2013

OMG! I actually made a Kumut Spirals Pasta with Broccoli, Red Peppers, Green Peppers, and Yellow Onions. I definitely have to share my recipe since this is my first time using Kamut. I cooked the above ingredients in Olive Oil until tender. I than made fresh tomato sauce by blending 8 tomato's in the blender. After blended I added the sauce into the skillet with the veggies and Oyster Mushrooms. I must add that I've never cared for Mushrooms until I tried the Oyster Mushroom. They are delicious! I let all the ingredients simmer until sauce became a think sauce. I added Sea Salt, Thyme, and Oregano for taste. Again Delicious!

By jyoti madnani on Apr 13, 2010

:-P i love pasta

By John on May 19, 2009

look beautiful and delicious.

By Rashmi on May 15, 2009

Kamut pasta? Kewl! Love the first pic!

By Siri on May 15, 2009

Love the second pic. Wow, yaar. tu tho dhana dhan post kar rahi hain and I am like so lazy to type out the blog post!! :( I will soon..becoz I have two drafts ;) hehehe.. which is a very rare case with me & you know that! Hugs, Siri

By CurryLeaf on May 15, 2009

Love the pasta dish.I too have tried roasted asparagus and veggies in my pasta.Love the combo with cherry tomatoes.

By Priti on May 14, 2009

Looks delicious and lovely colour..nice click gal

By Divya vikram on May 14, 2009

I love asparagus and pasta. great combo Dhiv!

By Ashwini on May 14, 2009

wow nice healthy tempting and colorful pasta. yummm

By Arundathi on May 14, 2009

Yum!! Pasta any time! :-) Can't wait to see you!!!

By Pavani on May 14, 2009

I've yet to use kamut pasta. Your dish looks delicious.

By prathibha on May 14, 2009

Looks very colourful and yummy...

By Jasmine on May 13, 2009

i'm so glad i found this site. i want to try a new vegetarian recipe every week to ease into healthier eating. this recipe looks great.

By parita on May 13, 2009

Wow the dish looks very colorful and delicious...refreshing

By Ramya Vijaykumar on May 13, 2009

I love to have pine nuts but for the reason that it has lots calories I duely avoid it... PAsta with the baked asparagus looks very yummy!!!

By Muskaan on May 13, 2009

D.K. Wowwww...this dish looks very healthy with all the vibrant colors, nice pictures & always a better presentation.

By Jamie on May 13, 2009

DK, this looks very healthy and refreshing. Love the color contrasts!

By Priya on May 13, 2009

Lip smacking pasta dish DK.... feel like have rite now (2nd dinner..lolz)

By vineelasiva on May 13, 2009

Wow nice healthy pasta.Its very tempting.Nice post.