Fusilloni with Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Basil Olive Oil

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Fusilloni with Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Basil Olive Oil
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
561
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.
 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
45%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
63g
21%
Vitamin A
43µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.3%
Vitamin C
13mg
21%
Vitamin E
6mg
32%
Vitamin K
29µg
36%
Calcium
56mg
6%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
39µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
39µg
10%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
77mg
19%
Monounsaturated
20g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
216mg
31%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
481mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11%
Sodium
492mg
21%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.4%
Zinc
2mg
11%