Vegan Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta

by | March 26, 2019

Spring is here which means new leaves on the trees, fresh flowers sprouting from the ground, and most importantly all the delicious spring vegetables you can eat. I love spring vegetables because they are a great base for any light and fresh dish for the warm season. Asparagus is among my favorite of the seasonal vegetation because it has such an earthy flavor and a nice little crisp texture. Plus, it has its benefits for heart health, reducing cholesterol, and good for digestive health. I like to pair it with lemon because it can lighten the bitterness and give it a much-needed tartness to round out the flavor. And I think it goes without saying that when you add pasta to any dish it will be delicious no matter what.

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Vegan Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz pasta of your choice
  • 1 bunch asparagus, tips only ( cut 2 inches from the top)
  • 4 tbsp. vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp. unbleached flour
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plain plant milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package, drain and rinse with cool water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  2. In a sauté pan, add 2 tbsp. vegan butter and melt over medium heat. Add asparagus tips and garlic. Continue to sauté for 5 minutes. Add in remaining butter until melted.
  3. 1 tbsp. at a time, sprinkle in flour and mix in well. The mixture will begin to take on a paste type texture. Slowly stir in lemon juice, milk, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Once the sauce begins to bubble and thicken remove from heat.
  4. Mix in pasta and serve immediately.

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Lindsay Robeson

Lindsay lives a plant-based life in Arizona with her husband and 2 little girls. She believes in the healing power of plants and is loving all the of the benefits. She would love to be given the opportunity to inspire everyone to live the plant life without sacrificing the taste of food. Check her out on Instagram, Website, and Facebook.

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