Pasta W/ Smoked Mozzarella, Asparagas & Dried Tomatoes Recipe

Step 1

Soak dried tomato strips in the cup of warm water for 3-5 min until they begin to soften. Drain and reserve the liquid.

Step 2

Heat 5" of water to boiling in large saucepot. Add the asparagus and cook 3 min. until tender but still crisp. Remove to a bowl and set aside.

Step 3

In the same of pot of boiling water, cook the pasta. While it's cooking:

Step 4

Heat 1 T olive oil over med. heat; add onion & saute 5 min. Reduce heat to low; add garlic & saute 3 min. Stir in tomato liquid, asparagus, thyme leaves & salt. Cook for 5 min.

Step 5

Drain pasta; return it to the pot and toss with remaining 1 T olive oil. Place on serving platter and top with tomato-asparagus mixture and mozzarella. Serve immediately; or to serve cold, cool to room temperature, cover & refrigerate.

Recipe By : Country Living, May 1995

Things You'll Need

  • 1c Warm water
  • 1/2c Dried tomatoes, sliced into
  • Strips
  • 3/4lb Asparagus, cut diagonally 1"
  • Pcs
  • 12oz Pkg farfale (bowtie pasta)
  • 2tb Olive oil
  • 1sm Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, finely
  • Chopped
  • 1tb Fresh thyme leaves (or 1 t
  • Dried)
  • 1/4ts Salt
  • 1/4lb Smoked mozzarella, cut in sm
  • Cubes

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