Pasta with Lemon-Asparagus Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 228.3
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.0 mg
  • Sodium: 120.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    Asparagus, lemon zest, olive oil, pasta, parmesan cheese


Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces, seperating out the tips. Cook asparagus stems in 5-6 quarts boiling water until very tender, about 6-8 minutes. Reserving cooking water, remove stems with a slotted spoon and drain in a colander. Place asparagus stems in food processor or blender. Add lemon zest, oil and 1/2 cup cooking water to the asparagus stems and puree. Place asparagus puree in a medium saucepan. Cook asparagus tips in the same water until just tender, about 3-5 minutes. Reserving cooking water, remove tips with slotted spoon and drain into colander. Rinse asparagus tips with cold water and drain well.

Cook pasta in reserved asparagus cooking water until tender. Reserve 2 cups cooking water and drain pasta. Combine pasta, asparagus tips and 1/2 cups cooking water with the asparagus puree and cook over high heat, stirring constantly. Add reserved cooking water as needed to keep moist. Sprinkle with cheese, toss to coat and serve.

Makes 4 10 oz. servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PAMIJOCRAZY.

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