Lemony fettuccine with asparagus
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* PLUS Cooking time: 8 minutes
It sounds fancy, but this quick spring toss is incredibly simple to make. In the time it takes to boil the pasta, you can prep the rest of the ingredients.
fettuccine or linguine
, coarsely chopped
- Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook, following package directions, until al dente, 8 to 10 min.
- Meanwhile, finely grate peel from lemons. Prepare basil and tomatoes. Snap tough ends from asparagus, then cut into 2-in. (5-cm) pieces. Add to boiling pasta for the last 2 min of cooking. Remove ½ cup (125 mL) of pasta water and save. Drain pasta and asparagus, then return to pasta pot. Stir in lemon peel, basil, tomatoes and both cheeses along with ¼ cup (50 mL) reserved pasta water. Add pepper and generous pinches of salt. If you want a thinner sauce, stir in remaining pasta water. Serve in large bowls.
Nutrition (per serving)
- 35 g,
- 97 g,
- 20 g,
- 10 g,