Spaghetti with asparagus

    15 min

    Asparagus, goat's cheese and lemon combine to make this lovely and simple spaghetti dish. Due to its simplicity and the fact that it is ready in 15 minutes, this is a great recipe for a midweek supper or fast weekend lunch.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 250g spaghetti
    • 250g asparagus, cut in bite-sized pieces
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
    • chopped fresh basil, to taste
    • 50g soft goat's cheese, crumbled
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook spaghetti as instructed on the packet. Three minutes before the spaghetti is cooked to al dente, add the asparagus to the pasta. Drain pasta and asparagus and reserve some of the water.
    2. Meanwhile, combine the olive oil, lemon zest, basil and goat's cheese in a large bowl. Add hot pasta, asparagus and some of the pasta water and mix well. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Serve with Parmesan cheese (optional) sprinkled on top.

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