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.

Caroline Wright


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  •  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.

  •  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.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; fat 9.2g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 3.9g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 23g; carbohydrates 89g; fiber 15g; cholesterol 12mg; iron 5mg; sodium 581mg; calcium 218mg.