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Spaghetti With Asparagus and Lemon

Spaghetti-Asparagus-Lemon Jonathan Kantor

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) box whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 (1-pound) bunch asparagus
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation


1. 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.

2. 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.


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  • 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.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 500
Fat per serving: 9.2g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.9g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.2g
Protein per serving: 23g
Carbohydrate per serving: 89g
Fiber per serving: 15g
Cholesterol per serving: 12mg
Iron per serving: 5mg
Sodium per serving: 581mg
Calcium per serving: 218mg

Good to Know

Want to keep your noodles from sticking together? Make sure to salt your water and remember to stir frequently while cooking.