It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a pasta recipe in this little space— far too long comparatively to the amount of pasta we actually EAT in my household— so today, we’re changing that! This is actually a recipe I make all the time for weeknight dinners, mostly because it’s just so darn quick and easy, while also being equally delicious.
You know those things you cook all the time, you hardly even call them a “recipe” anymore?? This is totally one of those.
So the best way to introduce this pasta dish is by talking about the product I’m partnering with today, Dorot herbs! Have you heard of Dorot??? To be honest, I hadn’t before my first partnership with them, but I have been absolutely hooked ever since I tried them.
Dorot herbs are frozen herb, garlic, and ginger cubes that are made with freshly picked products which are flash frozen within 90 minutes of harvest. How cool is that?!? They’re frozen into these convenient little ice cubes trays so you just pop them out and mix them into your dishes— no chopping, mincing, or chiffonading required!
This pasta dish is loaded with garlic, so these Dorot crushed garlic cubes made my job so darn easy when it came time to dressing my pasta. But we’ll get to that in a minute.
If you’re interested in finding this product near you, I purchase my Dorot herbs at my local Trader Joe’s (see photos above), but you can also find them in the freezer section at Whole Foods, Kroger, or Giant.
Now, as we were saying, this pasta dish is one of the easiest weeknight meals you could ever imagine. I usually made this dish with roasted cauliflower, but I decided to move towards a “spring” direction since it’s, well, spring!
Instead of cauliflower, I roasted up some tender asparagus and sautéed some sliced artichoke hearts in a little olive oil, then tossed with them both with some whole wheat spaghetti. I dressed with whole thing with lots of smooth olive oil, a few crushed garlic cubes, a big squeeze of lemon juice, and some fresh thyme.
The result is this simple, flavorful, fresh pasta that you could just twirl and slurp all night long! Serve it up with a big glass of white wine and your Tuesday night is SET.
So if you’re looking for a quick meal this week, or any day for that matter, this simple, fresh pasta is your ticket. You can easily substitute gluten free or white pasta if desired, and adjust the amount of garlic and olive oil depending on your taste buds. My husband also added on some grilled chicken for protein and he said that was fantastic! Whatever fits your fancy 🙂
Now let’s all just curl up with a big glass of wine and eat PASTA!