Spaghetti with Asparagus, Lemon, and Spring Herbs Recipe

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Submitted by callmesusan

Makes 2 servings



This is a great spring dinner when asparagus is in season and fresh herbs are available.

Recipe Ingredients for Spaghetti with Asparagus, Lemon, and Spring Herbs

1 T. olive oil
1 T. butter
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/2 T. finely chopped thyme
1 Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. asparagus
8 oz. whole wheat spaghetti
2 T. pine nuts, toasted
3 T. chopped parsley
1 T. snipped chives
2 T. freshly grated Parmesan

Recipe Directions for Spaghetti with Asparagus, Lemon, and Spring Herbs

  1. While the water for the pasta heating. heat half the butter and oil in a skillet. Add scallions, lemon zest, thyme, and a few pinches of salt. Cook slowly.

  2. Slice asparagus diagonally into 1 inch pieces. Add asparagus to the boiling water, and cook 3- 4 minutes. Scoop out asparagus (Save the boiling water.) and add to the scallion mixture and continue cooking. Cook the pasta, drain it, and add it to the asparagus and herb pan. Raise the heat and add remaining oil and butter, pine nuts, parsley, chives, pepper to taste. Divide pasta between plates and top with grated Parmesan.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 407.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
391
Calories from Fat
188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.9g
32%
Saturated Fat
6.1g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
134mg
6%
Potassium
695mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
43.5g
14%
Dietary Fiber
11.5g
46%
Sugars
6.4g
Protein
15.1g
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 47%
Calcium 17% Iron 46%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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