"Bright lemony flavor. Easy to make and can sit out during warm weather. Can be served hot, warm, or cold." — Chop Suey
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1 (16 ounce) package
fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
lemon, zested and juiced
grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste
freshly cracked black pepper to taste
Made the recipe just as it stated, and it was not only Delicious, but a huge hit with family members. Made it ahead, then put it in the fridge, then pulled it out to serve (room temp) as a side dish to a Smoked Turkey. Excellent dish to serve over the Summer, or to take to a Potluck.
Easy to make, I thought it was okay but I am only giving it 3 stars because the rest of my family was not thrilled by this. Pretty healthy tasting dish but not for lemon-hating five year olds!
YUM YUM and more YUM! Simple and delicious! The cooking times are spot on. I liked that the asparagus were still a bit crisp. The lemon really makes the recipe, so don't skimp! I made the recipe as written. I used whole wheat pasta and served it warm. I tossed everything back into the pot, so no need to dirty a bowl. Next time I will grate my own parmesan cheese or buy the bagged, shredded variety. I only had the parmesan that comes in a shaker and it tends to turn slightly clumpy and pasty. I'll definitely make this again!
This was a huge hit. I didn't have any asparagus, so I substituted broccoli instead. Still worked great.
This recipe was so tasty! I added cooked chicken and used whole grain pasta.
I made the recipe as is using broccoli instead of asparagus because it is what I had in the house. After tasting it I definitely think it needed more lemon juice because I was getting a strong olive oil flavor. I think it is just going to depend on how big or how much juice your lemon yields. Just make sure you taste it to see if it needs adjustment. I used the zest of one lemon, but, added the juice of another whole lemon because I was not getting a lot of juice out of it. I liked it as is, but, my husband sprinkled some red pepper flakes into his and loved it. Thanks for the recipe!
I added a huge bunch of kale, 1/4 of an onion, 2 cloves of garlic to the asparagus. I sauteed them in a bin pan in coconut oil added them to the lemon juice but did not add zest (BF doesn't like things too lemony). Added the cheese then the pasta and transferred everything back to a sauce pan (BF wasn't home yet/ don't want things getting cold!!) added the pepper and salt. OMG turned out amazing!!
pretty delicious, but not enough vegetable to pasta for my tastes. i would add sundried tomato, and think some pine nuts would go well too. and neither of those would significantly contribute to increasing the prep time. i used whole wheat pasta.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lemon Asparagus Pasta
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 160
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