Fettuccine with Asparagus and Basil

A very light pasta dish that takes advantage of the fresh flavors of spring.


2 tablespoons olive oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch lengths

6 plum tomatoes, chopped

1 cup canned chicken broth

1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped


1 pound fettuccine

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

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Heat oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and saute until golden. Add asparagus, tomatoes, chicken broth, 1/4 cup basil and honey. Simmer until asparagus are just crisp tender. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, transfer to a bowl and toss with sauce, Parmesan, parsley and remaining 1/4 cup basil.
Serves: 4