Pasta With Asparagus And Pistachios

Ingredients
1 cup Asparagus tips and pieces cut into 1-inch slices
8 ounces Spaghetti
3 tablespoons Olive oil, divided
1/4 cup Chopped green onion
1 teaspoon Minced shallot
1 teaspoon Minced garlic
1/2 cup Coarsely chopped, natural American pistachios
1/4 cup Chopped parsley
2 tablespoons Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Lemon juice

Preparation
Bring a small pan of water to the boil, add the asparagus and time for 1 minute. Rinse with cold water, drain and set aside.

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, adding 1 tablespoon olive oil to the cooking water.

In a sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and slowly sauté the green onions, shallots and garlic until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the asparagus, stir and cook two minutes.

Drain the spaghetti and add to the pan. Stir in the pistachios, parsley, parmesan and lemon juice. Yield: 4 servings.

Courtesy American Pistachio Growers