Jonathan Kantor
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
13 Mins
Total Time
23 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/4 cups)

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.

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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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