Fresh vegetables tossed with fun shaped pasta make this low-calorie vegetarian meal nice for entertaining.
- Cook pasta according to package directions in a Dutch oven; drain. Return pasta to pan. Set aside.
- Trim asparagus. Remove tips; set tips aside. Bias-slice remaining asparagus stalks into 1-1/2-inch pieces. Set stalks aside.
- In a wok or 12-inch nonstick skillet stir-fry garlic and red pepper in hot oil for 15 seconds over medium-high heat. Add carrots and leek; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes; stir-fry for 1 minute more. Add asparagus stalks, vermouth, and salt. Cook, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Add asparagus tips. Cook, uncovered, for 1 minute more. Add butter, stirring till melted. Add asparagus mixture and basil to pasta; toss gently to coat. Transfer to a warm serving dish. Garnish with nuts and shaved cheese. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Nutrition Facts (Fusilli Primavera)
- Per serving:
- 241 kcal cal.,
- 16 g fat
- (6 g sat. fat,
- 21 mg chol.,
- 397 mg sodium,
- 16 g carb.,
- 3 g fiber,
- 7 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet