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Lemon Asparagus Pasta

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Vegan Meals
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free
  • Diet: Vegan


This fresh and creamy lemon asparagus pasta recipe combines the zest of lemon and the delicious flavor of garlic and asparagus.



spaghetti of choice of 4 people (around 200g)

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. vegan butter

1 medium-sized red onion, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 head of asparagus, tough stems removed, and cut into 1-inch pieces

1/4 cup capers, strained

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

zest of 1 lemon, around 1 tbsp. or so

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

1/4 cup reserved pasta water


Cook spaghetti as per instructions on the package.  Make sure to generously salt the boiling water.

In a large pan, heat olive oil and butter on medium-low heat, till the butter is melted. To the pan, add the onions and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until tender and translucent.

To the pan, add the asparagus, capers, salt, and pepper.  Stir till combine and cook for another 5 minutes until asparagus becomes more tender. Now, add the lemon zest and juice.  Stir again and place the lid on the pan for 2 minutes.

To the pan, add the cooked pasta, nutritional yeast, and reserved pasta water.  Using tongs, stir till perfectly creamy, adding more pasta water as desired to reach your favorite consistency.

Serve immediately! Enjoy!


If you are gluten-free, use gluten-free noodles.

Add protein of choice to service.


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 325
  • Sugar: 4.8g
  • Sodium: 829.7mg
  • Fat: 9.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.3g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 12.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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