All you need are noodles, olive oil, and asparagus with a squeeze of lemon to create this simple, tasty meal of Spaghetti With Asparagus and Lemon.

Caroline Wright
Recipe by Health

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Jonathan Kantor

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
13 mins
total:
23 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  •  Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water; reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. While pasta cooks, grate zest from lemon and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice into a small dish. Trim asparagus; peel into ribbons with a vegetable peeler.

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  •  Return pasta to pot; toss with asparagus, lemon zest and juice, 1/4 cup cheese, oil, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper, and enough pasta water to make a thin sauce. Divide among 4 bowls; top each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; fat 9.2g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 3.9g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 23g; carbohydrates 89g; fiber 15g; cholesterol 12mg; iron 5mg; sodium 581mg; calcium 218mg.