asparagus carbonara with strawberry almond salad

I love asparagus. I love it even more when it’s on sale up the street for $2.00 a bunch.  Bacon was also on sale. I also had  too many eggs after I made a trip to Costco (I say that a lot.) Throws those all together which a bunch of parmesan cheese and you have a fast, easy and deelish meal.

Asparagus Carbonara
1 lb asparagus
500 g spaghetti noodles
1 tbsp olive oil
6 slices of bacon, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup pasta water
Freshly ground pepper

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.

Wash and prepare asparagus spears. Break off the woody bits and chop into 1 inch pieces. Steam or boil for approximately 4-5 minutes until tender. (I used a shortcut here and steamed them over my pasta water!) Set aside.

Cook spaghetti until al dente (as per directions.) Drain.

While noodles are cooking, heat oil and cook bacon until crisp. Add asparagus and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Whisk together eggs, cheese and 1/4 cup of water. Stir in pasta water gradually to temper the eggs.

Add pasta to pan with asparagus and bacon. Add egg mixture\ next and stir quickly to coat all the noodles. If you want the dish saucier, add a little more pasta water.

Add freshly ground pepper to taste and serve.

Strawberry Almond Salad with Sweet Onion Dressing
1 head of romaine lettuce (or spinach would be great, too!)
Sliced strawberries
Toasted Almonds
1/4 cup olive oil
1.5 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 small yellow onion, grated
1/8 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Place lettuce, strawberries and almonds in a large salad bowl. Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over salad. Serve and enjoy!



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2 responses to “asparagus carbonara with strawberry almond salad

  1. Wow, that asparagus carbonara looks amazing!!! I’ll have to ask A to cook that up for me one night.

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