3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil (do not substitute)

1 cup chopped or sliced asparagus, use only the tender half or tips (asparagus can be substituted with broccoli, string beans, or zucchini)

2 tablespoons minced onion

1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped

8 ounces pasta noodles of your choice

grated Parmesan cheese

Quick Pesto Sauce: Saute garlic, onion, and basil in olive oil until the garlic and onion turns light brown.

Do not over cook.

Set aside and keep warm.

Prepare the pasta of your choice according to package directions except for the following:

Add 1 to 2 cups additional water.

Just before water begins to boil, add the asparagus or the vegetables of your choice.

When the water begins to boil add the pasta and cook according to directions.

Drain the pasta and vegetable mixture and pour the pesto sauce over the top, tossing lightly to coat.

Top with parmesan cheese and serve with French bread and additional parmesan cheese.