Pasta Primavera

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Did anyone else watch this OJ Simpson documentary business on ESPN?

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Why are you looking at me like that? Do I not look like the kind of girl who watches ESPN? The 30 for 30’s are done really well, ok???

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Apparently I’ve always had a thing for OJ. My parents recently told me that when I was a wee tot, I would scream, “OJ! OJ! OJ!” every time we passed a Bronco. This seems far-fetched to me but I like to believe I was a really advanced 3-year-old.

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This series made me realize that I missed my calling. Trial lawyer would really suit me. Put me in a smart suit and let me recite a dramatic monologue to a room full of people – umm hello? I would not, however, enjoy the pressure of fighting injustices and corruption and it would probably ruin Snapped for me and I hate to lose so.

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How did I just make the OJ case about me?¿




Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4-6


  • 1 lb. of whole wheat pasta
  • 1 bundle of asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, rinsed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste
  • 1/2 cup of pesto, from this recipe
  • Radishes, for serving
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving

How to:

  • Cook pasta to al dente, reserving a cup of starchy cooking water
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, cook asparagus for 5 minutes, drain
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add asparagus, cook for another 2 minutes
  • Add tomatoes + S+P, cook another 2 minutes
  • Turn down heat + add pasta + cooking water to skillet, combine well
  • Stir in pesto
  • Serve hot with fresh radishes and parmesan cheese
  • Scoop with hands + slap noodles on nose letting the intoxicating noodle smell cause you to faint

11 thoughts on “Pasta Primavera

  1. nutmegandwhiskey says:

    YASSS!! Stop!!! I didn’t’ see the OJ documentary but I have a friend who is totally all over it and keeps talking about it!

    I feel you: I’d love nothing more than to be dramatic and have a room full of people who are forced to listen to me speak. Sounds like a dream! Until I actually have to prove cases and memorize law and ugh bye.

    Your pasta looks so beautiful and delicious! I kinda wanna sneak in some goat cheese in there because I’m over the top always.


    • Rachel says:

      Hahahaha it was soooooo well done. You should catch it, if you can! & RIGHT?! The memorization of facts and laws would just about send me over the edge. & ummm YES sneak some goat cheese, friend, sneak away!!!

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