Photo: Travis Rathbone
Yield
Makes: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Sliced almonds are a supermarket shortcut that provides protein, calcium, and a satisfying crunch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta as package label directs; add asparagus and peas during last 2 minutes. Drain well and let cool slightly.

Step 2

While pasta is cooking, place almonds in a small dry skillet over medium heat and cook, shaking pan often, until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

Step 3

Place pasta and vegetables in a large bowl and toss in cress, oil, salt and pepper. Top with almonds and cheese.

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