Asparagus, Peas, and Basil (Piselli con Asparagi e Basilico)

30 mins (prep 30)
7 ingredients
makes 6 servings
"What grows together, goes together" is a concept that often holds true, but disparate denizens of the garden sometimes need coaxing to harmonize. Ferrigno sets about the task with wise restraint—just a little butter, shallot, and fresh basil turns asparagus and peas into the best of friends.

Categories:  quick-&-easy , italian , potluck , vegetable , family-reunion , spring ,
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  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots (about 2)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 pound shelled fresh peas (2 1/2 cups; 1 3/4 pound in pods) or 1 (10-ounce) package thawed frozen peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • handful of torn basil leaves (about 3/4 cup)


Serving Size (158.85 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 83.26 Calories from Fat 55.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.18g 57.04%
Saturated Fat 3.86g 115.77%
Trans Fat 0.24g %
Cholesterol 15.9mg 31.8%
Sodium 3.84mg 0.96%
Total Carbohydrate 5.87g 11.74%
Dietary Fiber 3.18 g 76.2%
Sugars 2.85 g %
Protein 3.39g 40.67%
Vitamin A 1327.87IU% Vitamin C 8.47mg%
Calcium 38.06mg% Iron 3.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
finely chopped shallots, fresh peas, fine sea salt, torn basil leaves