Zest up this dish with lemon, garlic, and a splash of cream. Blend in asparagus spears for a solid serving of vitamin K and folate.

Lori Longbotham
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To make gremolata: Combine chopped parsley, lemon zest, and diced garlic in a small bowl; set aside.

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  • Cook pasta in a large saucepan according to package directions. When 3 minutes of cooking time remains, add the asparagus; finish cooking. Drain in a colander; rinse with cold water.

  • Heat the same saucepan over medium heat; add cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add pasta mixture to pan; toss to coat. Increase heat to medium-high; bring cream to a boil. Cook until almost all of the cream is absorbed (about 3 minutes), stirring constantly. Add half of gremolata to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  • Transfer to serving bowls; top with remaining gremolata. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 45mg; iron 2mg; sodium 106mg; calcium 27mg.