The trick to hiding vegetables is deliciously in plain sight!

A wonderful, springy side to your favorite proteins, this pasta is the perfect way to get a full serving of greens without compromising on satisfaction or flavor.

Asparagus is blended with lemon juice and zest, garlic, salt, and olive oil to create a simply delicious, velvety sauce. Even better? Everything cooks in one pot!

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Here’s how you’ll make my Asparagus Pasta:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add some salt to the pot.
  2. Add in the cut asparagus, except for the tips, and let cook 3-4 minutes. Remove from water with a slotted spoon and place into the bowl of your food processor.
  3. In the same water, boil asparagus tips and cook 2-3 minutes. Remove with same slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. In the same boiling water, add a sprinkle of salt and then add pasta, cooking according to package instructions.
  5. In a food processor, add chopped garlic, zest from a whole lemon, juice from 1/2 lemon, and teaspoon of salt, and olive oil, and blend until smooth.
  6. Drain pasta and add to a serving bowl. Add asparagus sauce, tips, and parmesan cheese.
  7. Toss and enjoy!

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Asparagus Pasta

The trick to hiding vegetables deliciously in plain sight!
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Bunch asparagus cut into 1” pieces and tips reserved.
  • 2-3 Cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp good olive oil
  • 1 Lb your favorite pasta I like @eatbanza!
  • Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add some salt to the pot.
  • Add in the cut asparagus except for the tips and let cook 3-4 minutes. Remove from water with a slotted spoon and place into the bowl of your food processor.
  • In the same water, boil tips of asparagus and cook 2-3 minutes before removing with slotted spoon.
  • In same boiling water, add another sprinkle of salt before adding pasta. Cook according to package directions.
  • In food processor, add chopped garlic, zest from whole lemon, juice from 1/2 lemon, a teaspoon of salt and olive oil to loosen sauce if needed.
  • Drain pasta and add to a serving bowl. Add asparagus sauce, asparagus tips, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Toss, serve, and enjoy!
Keyword asparagus, lemon, parmesan, pasta
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