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Creamy Lemon Ziti with Roasted Asparagus

Creamy Lemon Pasta – A delicious pasta dish with a garlicky lemon dairy free white bean sauce served alongside roasted asparagus. It comes together easily – perfect for a weeknight dinner. 

Healthy Asparagus  Asparagus is incredibly high in Vitamin K and folate. It also boasts B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium, zinc, iron, protein, and calcium. This Lemon Pasta with Asparagus is one healthy dish!

A delicious pasta dish with a garlicky lemon white bean sauce served alongside roasted asparagus. It comes together easily - perfect for a weeknight dinner. Dairy free and vegan!

Course: Entree, Pasta

Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, nut free, soy free, vegan.

Ingredients:

For the Asparagus:

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt/pepper (to taste)

For the Pasta:

  • 1 lb ziti (or pasta of choice) (use gluten free noodles if desired)
  • 2 tsp olive oil (or 1 tbsp vegetable broth)
  • 1/4 of a white onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 15 oz canned cannellini beans (rinsed and drained) (or 1 1/5 cups cooked dry beans)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth (plus extra to thin, if needed)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • fresh parsley (to garnish)
  • zest of 1 lemon (to garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Trim asparagus. Toss with oil, salt and pepper.

  3. Roast for 10-12 minutes until tender and starting to brown.

  4. Cook the ziti according to directions

  5. While the ziti is cooking, make the sauce.

  6. In a small skillet, sauté diced onion and minced garlic in 2 tsp of olive oil until softened.

  7. Combine beans, onion/garlic mixture, vegetable broth, lemon juice, and salt in a blender and purée until smooth. 

  8. To serve, combine ziti and sauce and serve the asparagus on the side.

  9. Garnish with extra lemon zest and parsley.

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