This is a simple dish that is so delicious! We eat it quite often on our 'meat free' night.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
I adjusted this to our liking,but,it was so good,we may make it two weeks in a row! While the pasta was cooking (I used Rotini)in a fry pan I heated 2 1/2 cloves minced garlic (& I added a bit of chopped garlic for fun) and about 1/2 cup chopped red onion in a little olive oil. I added sugar snap pea pods and sun dried tomatoes. I grilled the asparagus on our Hamilton Beach griller for a few minutes (after mixing with a little olive oil and lemon juice). Then I added to fry pan for a few minutes. I then added all ingredients together in a large bowl and tossed with fresh grated parm chz (a drizzle more oil) and a little salt & pepper. Awesome! - 07 Jul 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
we thought this was pretty good. I added some sundried tomatoes and just a sprinkle of italian spice. the kids like it too. - 28 Jan 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipe was simple and delicious. It's also great as left overs. - 11 Jun 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)