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Cooking time: 30 minutes for menu Cooking schedule: see below for instructions
Primavera is Italian for spring - this is a spring pasta salad.
Total time: 30 minutes
I have always disagreed with most 'Pasta Primavera' as they are meant to celebrate spring but insist on using summer vegetables: tomatoes and peppers. This is my version, using only spring vegetables.
Roll cut: Cut the end off at an angle, roll 1/4 turn and slice at the same angle, roll 1/4 and slice, etc. This gives you interesting looking pieces with lots of surface. It's normally used on round vegetables: carrots, asparagus, etc.
Peel fava beans: They peel like peas: break open the pod and take the beans out. Don't bother with any really tiny ones. After blanching they will have a whitish outer shell. Just squeeze lightly and the inner, bright green bean will pop out. It may split in half... that's okay.
Total time: 10 minutes
Really: Strawberries and Balsamic vinegar go very well together. As do strawberries and pepper...
30 minutes for menu
Remove asparagus from cold water, drain