One of our favorite recipes for the summer because this dish is great warm or cold, and its a nice way to feed guests, even it they are not gluten free. An abundance of broccoli and herbs provides a nice boost of vitamins and antioxidants.
When cooking asparagus for pasta, there is no need for lots of cream or butter, just a bit of garlic, shallot or onion and you have something healthy and delicious. That is real Italian cooking- seasonal, fast and very simply healthy.
This sauce is an easy dish that covers a whole grain, vegetable and protein all in one. Every Italian child looks forward to eating their grandmother's pasta with meat sauce on Sunday, so it should be a hit with kids.