Pasta Primavera

Place settingFrancois Dischinger
4 Hands-On Time: 0hr 05m Total Time: 0hr 10m

Ingredients

  • 1/2 16-ounce box ziti
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus (about 12 spears), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 16-ounce tub mild fresh salsa
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 16-ounce bag frozen cooked shrimp, thawed

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the label directions, adding the asparagus to the boiling water during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the salsa in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until the tomatoes release their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the goat cheese and sugar and heat until smooth. Add the shrimp and fold in gently until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss.

     

     

By Tamara Frankfort and Pilar Guzman,  May 2003

Quick Tip

Add a bit of the reserved pasta cooking water if the pasta seems dry after it's been tossed with sauce.
 

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