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The Best Roasted Asparagus + A Lemony Herb Spring Pasta

The Best Roasted Asparagus + A Lemony Herb Spring Pasta | Well and Full | #vegan #pasta #recipe

Hello everyone! May the Fourth be with you!! ;)

I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to say that!! It may be May, but over here in Connecticut it’s still rainy and gloomy. I swear, it felt more like spring in February than it does now. But at least my herbs and plants in my garden are enjoying the rain, they seem to have really taken root and are thriving. Of course, I’m sure they’ll grow even more once there’s more sun. But even my little seedlings are starting to sprout!! Maybe I’ll be a greatΒ gardener after all!

Despite the un-springlike weather, I wanted to post this amazing, spring-y recipe today. This recipe will definitely go down as one of my favorites – I just love lemony, garlicky asparagus paired with an herby pasta. I love mixing vegetables and carbs together because you get that boost of nutrients from eating veggies, and the energy and satisfaction of eating carbs. It’s a win-win! Especially when it’s so delicious. I promise, you guys are gonna love this pasta. And it’s so easy to make – just cook the pasta, add the chopped garlic and herbs, and you’re all set!

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The Best Roasted Asparagus + A Lemony Herb Spring Pasta | Well and Full | #vegan #pasta #recipe
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The Best Roasted Asparagus + A Lemony Herb Spring Pasta

This is the best roasted asparagus recipe ever! Paired with a lemony herb spring pasta, this dish comes together in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 as a main, 3-4 as a side

Ingredients

Roasted Asparagus

  • 2 Handfuls Asparagus about 12 oz.
  • 4 Large Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Lemon with the ends reserved, sliced
  • About 1/4 Tsp Salt or more to taste
  • About 1/4 Tsp Pepper or more to taste

Lemony Herb Pasta

  • 12 oz . Gluten-Free Pasta I used rotini pasta
  • 4 Small Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2-4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt or more to taste
  • Black Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • Juice from 1 Lemon

Instructions

Roasted Asparagus

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Wash and trim ends off asparagus.
  3. On a baking sheet lined with foil, place asparagus down in neat-ish rows (see pictures for reference). Sprinkle the minced garlic evenly on the asparagus, and mix around a bit with a spoon or fork. Squeeze the ends of the lemon over the asparagus, and lay down the slices on top of the asparagus.
  4. Season asparagus with salt and pepper. I used about a 1/4 tsp of each, but you can add as much or as little as you like.
  5. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. When done, let cool and set aside.

Lemony Herb Pasta

  1. While the asparagus is cooking, cook the pasta according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. When done, drain and place pasta back in pot.
  3. Add in olive oil (between 2-4 tbsp, as much as you like), minced garlic, salt, pepper, dried herbs, and lemon juice. Mix until evenly combined. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Putting It All Together

  1. Serve pasta in bowls with asparagus.
  2. Enjoy!

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17 Comments

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    May 4, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Beautiful! I’m craving some nice light pasta today!

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      Sarah
      May 4, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! :D

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    Amy | The Whole Food Rainbow
    May 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Hey Sarah! Looks so gorgeous! I’ve got asparagus and garlic on the mind too they’re just so good together ::)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      May 4, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      I know! It’s a match made in heaven!! :D

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    Katrina
    May 4, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Haha, well your first line made me laugh! I love roasted asparagus. This pasta sounds wonderful!

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      Sarah
      May 4, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Hehehe I’m glad you appreciated it ;) And thanks girl!

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    May 4, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Asparagus needs lemon, its 10947283 times better that way. I love your artsy garlic shots, and yes I do know that I mention your photography overtime…sorry I can’t help it I just love your style <3

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      Sarah
      May 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Well I appreciate that you appreciate my photography!! :D It means a lot to me :) <3

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    cat
    May 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I love the flavours in this recipe!
    Your photography has improved so much in the past couple of months — this post is just so lovely. Keep up the good work :)

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      Sarah
      May 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you so much Cat, I really appreciate your note!! :)

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    Carol Campbell
    May 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I will substitute quinoa for the pasta but yummy!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      May 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Ooh great idea!! I bet the flavors would work great with quinoa :)

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  • Reply
    Marianela
    May 6, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      May 6, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Marianela! :)

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    May 6, 2016 at 10:02 am

    So yum! This spring combo looks totally delish <3 also congrats on your garden, girl!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      May 6, 2016 at 10:23 am

      Thanks Maya!! :D

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