Asparagus Pasta with Goat Cheese

  • 1 Package Pasta of choice
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 Cloves Fresh garlic
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1 Small Package of goat cheese
  1. Heat up water for pasta and cook pasta.
  2. Meanwhile: Cut up asparagus in 2 to 3 inch pieces.
  3. Cook asparagus in salted (not too salty) boiling water until very soft. Reserve liquid.
  4. Put asparagus in blender with lemon juice, garlic, and cayenne and enough of the reserved liquid to cover the bottom two inches of the blender.
  5. Blend on high until the mixture reaches the consistency of tomato sauce.*
  6. Salt to taste if needed and mix in olive oil. Put in saucepan and cook a little more to mellow out the flavor of the fresh garlic.
  7. Then add to your cooked pasta.
  8. Mix in desired amount of goat cheese. Enjoy!

Servings: 4

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Cooking Tips
*Eric suggests letting “the asparagus cool down a bit as hot ingredients in a blender can be disastrous.” If the mixture is not blending well add a bit more of your reserved liquid. If you want it smoother put it through a sieve.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364.89
Calories From Fat (32%) 117.18
Calories From Protein (18%) 64.92
Calories From Carbs (50%) 182.79
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0.00
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13.27g 20%
Saturated Fat 6.79g 34%
Monounsaturated Fat 4.54g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.58g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.00g
Cholesterol 19.56mg 7%
Sodium 200.20mg 8%
Potassium 175.78mg 5%
Carbohydrates 45.43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1.96g 8%
Sugar 1.20g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 43.47g
Protein 15.80g 32%
Vitamin A 623.53IU 12%
Vitamin C 8.61mg 14%
Calcium 79.31mg 8%
Iron 3.56mg 20%
Vitamin E 0.85IU 9%
Thiamin 0.65mg 43%
Riboflavin 0.45mg 26%
Niacin 4.70mg 23%
Vitamin B6 0.21mg 11%
Folate 29.76µg 7%
Vitamin B12 0.08µg 1%
Pantothenic Acid 0.38mg 4%
Phosphorus 124.53mg 12%
Magnesium 11.43mg 3%
Zinc 1.23mg 8%
Copper 0.37mg 18%
Manganese 0.11mg 5%
Selenium 1.97µg 3%
Alcohol 0.00g
Caffeine 0.00mg
Water 62.50g

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