Thursday, October 24, 2019

Creamy Lemon Spring Vegetable Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 12 asparagus spears cut into 1-inch pieces woody ends discarded
  • 1 (14 oz) can quartered artichoke hearts drained
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 8 ounces whole wheat farfalle pasta or pasta of your choice (gluten-free is fine)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour (can use gluten-free flour)
  • 2 cups Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 4 lemon slices
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Parmesan cheese vegan parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast for garnish
Included in this recipe

Creamy Lemon Spring Vegetable Pasta

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Difficulty

Medium

Serves Up To

5

Nutrition Information
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Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive over medium-high heat. Add the shallot, asparagus pieces, artichoke hearts, spinach, garlic, and frozen peas. Cook until vegetables are tender and spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Pour the vegetables into a large bowl and set aside while you cook the pasta and sauce. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
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  3. While the pasta is cooking, make the creamy lemon sauce. Place the large skillet you used to cook the vegetables back on the stove and melt the butter. Whisk in the flour, whisking until you don't have any clumps. Slowly whisk in the almond milk, about 1/2 cup at a time, whisking vigorously. Add the lemon zest and keep whisking until the sauce comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and whisk occasionally until the sauce thickens. Add in the lemon juice and sliced lemons. Season the sauce with salt and black pepper, to taste.
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  5. Drain the pasta and add it to the thickened lemon sauce. Stir in the cooked vegetables and stir until the pasta and vegetables are well coated with the creamy lemon sauce. Remove the lemon slices with tongs or a spoon. Garnish with fresh basil and parmesan cheese, vegan parmesan cheese, or nutritional yeast, if using. Serve warm.