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Asparagus Noodles with Pesto

Zucchini noodles are cool and all, but have you tried asparagus noodles? Like bright green fettuccine, this asparagus pasta makes a delicious low carb dinner!

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Asparagus season is *kind of* a big deal over here in Europe. Who knows, maybe it’s a big deal everywhere, but I didn’t really get into food until I moved here and then you start noticing things like asparagus season (does this make me a real adult now?)

I digress…asparagus. We love it, we cherish it, and it’s finally in season! So today we’re cooking up a big bowl of it in the form of this healthy asparagus pasta recipe!

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Unlike most vegetable noodle recipes which require spiralizers, this asparagus pasta is made with just a vegetable peeler and a bunch of asparagus! You’ll essentially just shave your asparagus lengthwise to create long fettuccine-like noodles. Saute oh-so briefly to tenderize the noodles slightly, then stir in your favorite pasta add-ins!

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What you need to make asparagus noodles

  • Asparagus: Aim for the largest asparagus you can find, which will make for longer noodles that are easier to peel.
  • Pesto: Make your own classic pesto or make pesto out of carrot tops and spinach!
  • Extras: I love to sprinkle in some crumbled feta and pine nuts, but you could add whatever you’re feeling.
Asparagus noodles recipe, a low carb asparagus pasta on a red background

Variations on asparagus pasta

I love the pesto/feta version of this asparagus pasta, but it would also be great with Romesco Sauce (and roasted cherry tomatoes), Vegan Yum Sauce (and roasted chickpeas), or Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce (and a fried egg).

Love low carb noodles? You may also like zoodles!

Asparagus noodles recipe, a low carb asparagus pasta on a red background

Asparagus Noodles with Pesto

Zucchini noodles are cool and all, but have you tried asparagus noodles? Like bright green fettuccine, this asparagus pasta makes a delicious low carb dinner!
Course Main Dishes, Pastas, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus noodles, asparagus pasta
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Occasion Easter, St. Patrick’s Day
Time 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 250 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus 450 g
  • 1 tsp olive oil 5 mL
  • 1/4 cup pesto 60 g
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 30 g
  • Garnish with pine nuts, coarse sea salt, black pepper

Instructions

  1. Asparagus Noodles: Clean and dry asparagus. Break off the tough bottom inch of each spear. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the asparagus into long strips, moving from the tip to the bottom.
  2. Saute: Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium/high heat, then add asparagus. Cook, tossing frequently, until asparagus noodles are bright green and slightly tender, just 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Serve: Stir in pesto and feta, topping with pine nuts, salt, and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Noodles with Pesto
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 176
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.6g 30%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 404mg 17%
Potassium 470mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 11.6g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g 21%
Protein 10.7g 21%
Calcium 19%
Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thanks so much for dropping by and for making easy recipe like this asparagus pasta possible!

sarah

Hi, I’m Sarah! We’re working our way through the easy vegetarian kitchen, one ingredient at a time. Learn more and follow along!

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