Fusilloni with Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Basil Olive Oil

Fusilloni with Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Basil Olive Oil
By
Staff Writer
Nudo
Fusilloni Pasta Salad

Easy to make, this pasta is the perfect accompaniment to any barbecue or summer meal. Stocked with fresh asparagus and plump grape tomatoes, it has the pefect amount of bite with almonds and a dash of basil olive oil. To learn more about Nudo products and where to buy them, visit their website.

4
Servings
324
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2/3  Pounds  fusilloni pasta
  • 2  Cups  grape tomatoes
  • 15-20  asparagus stalks, trimmed and sliced into 1/4-inch diagonal pieces
  • 4  Tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil, preferably Nudo
  • 3  Tablespoons  basil olive oil, preferbly Nudo
  • 1/4  Cup  almond flakes
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

On a baking sheet, toss the asparagus florets and stems with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. On another baking sheet, do the same with the tomatoes. Roast together in oven until the asparagus is bright green and tomatoes start wrinkling, about 10-15 minutes.

Cook the fusilloni based on package instructions until al dente. Drain excess water, reserving a little bit of the pasta water. Pour the pasta water and 3 tablespoons of basil olive oil over the pasta, toss, and let it cool.

While the asparagus, tomatoes, and pasta are cooling, lightly toast the almond flakes in a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil until they are fragrant and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.

Toss together the asparagus, tomatoes, and almond flakes with the pasta, sea salt, and black pepper. Serve at room temperature or cold.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
36g
28%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
40mg
53%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
17µg
19%
Calcium, Ca
86mg
9%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
49µg
2%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
19mg
3%
Sodium, Na
322mg
21%
Water
96g
4%

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.