- 200g farfalle
- 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 red chilli, finely chopped
- 250g asparagus, woody ends trimmed, cut into small pieces
Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're…
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
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- handful basil leaves
- 30g pine nuts, toasted
- 50g feta, crumbled
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Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Tip in the pasta and cook for 1 min less than pack instructions.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Stir in the garlic, chilli and a pinch of salt, and fry for 1 min until fragrant. Add the asparagus and lemon zest, and cook for 4-5 mins until the asparagus is just tender.
Drain the pasta and tip into the asparagus pan. Add the lemon juice, stir through the basil, grind over some black pepper, then divide between bowls. Top with the pine nuts, feta and a drizzle of oil to serve.