If there is one thing I crave often it is pasta. I just love it and there are so many variations and combinations you can do. This combo is delicious and so simple.
Get some water boiling and lets gather our ingredients. This recipe comes from the Everyday Food cookbook. You will need some asparagus, dill, grainy mustard, pine nuts, goat cheese and farfalle (bowtie) pasta. (I didn't have any fettuccine)
Cut the woody ends off of the asparagus and then chop it up.
In a dry and hot pan, toast up the pine nuts.
Keep these guys moving in the pan and keep an eye on them, they will burn in no time at all.
Get the pine nuts off the heat and set them aside. By now your water should be boiling so drop in the pasta.
When there is about 5 minutes left to go on the pasta, drop in the asparagus.
Reserve some of the pasta water to make the sauce. Mine is reserved in my cute Pyrex mug.
After the pasta and asparagus is cooked, drain it and get it back in the pan. Add in the goat cheese, mustard, dill, pine nuts and the reserved pasta water and give it a stir. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
The tang of the goat cheese with the dill and the mustard just packs this pasta with tons of flavor. I really enjoyed this and it would be just as good with green beans or edamame if you're not into asparagus. Just a couple of more months and I will be able to turn my oven on again, but until then I am glad I have lots of great pasta combos to try!