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Whole Wheat Pasta with Asparagus and Pignolis

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4-6 ounces whole wheat linguine (or any other pasta) 

1/4 cup olive oil 

1/4 cup pine nuts 4 cloves garlic, 

sliced 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 

Sea salt and black pepper 

1/2 cup shaved Parmesan


Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and cook, tossing occasionally, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the asparagus mixture to the pasta along with 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the Parmesan before serving.