Sharing Vegan or Vegetarian Spaghetti

Spicy, Lemony Spaghetti With Roasted Garlic AsparagusSpicy, Lemony Spaghetti With Roasted Garlic Asparagus
By Thisgirlsgottaeat, January 31, 2014

Get dinner on the table fast with this simple, fresh pasta dish. This spaghetti is bright and lemony, with a nice kick of heat. Serve it as a side along with a protein, or as a main dish like I have here with roasted asparagus. Delicious with a crisp white wine!

The following serves 4:

  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 Tbsp chili pepper paste
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 425. Toss asparagus spears with olive oil, half the chopped garlic and kosher salt to taste. Roast 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, boil a large pot of water and season liberally with salt. Cook spaghetti to al dente according to package directions.

In a large saute pan, heat 1/2 cup of olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmery, lower the heat and add the rest of the chopped garlic and chili paste, stirring constantly so garlic doesn’t burn. If you want it even spicier, add a pinch of red pepper flakes as well. Cook on low for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the zest and juice of 1 lemon, and season with salt to taste.

Reserve about a cup of the pasta water, then strain the cooked pasta and add it to the chili-lemon oil in the saute pan. Toss spaghetti in the sauce over low heat, adding some of the pasta water to bring the sauce together. Remove from heat and add the grated parmesan.

Divide pasta among plates and garnish with parsley and a few red pepper flakes. Top with asparagus spears and serve with more grated parmesan.

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6 thoughts on “Sharing Vegan or Vegetarian Spaghetti

  1. Emma Bay February 10, 2014 at 9:38 pm Reply

    It looks simply delicious. 🙂

  2. thesevenminds February 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm Reply

    It does. I have not made it yet, though. I am still deciding on whether to go vegan by replacing the cheese with egg free mayonnaise… Yum. 😀

  3. bluebutterfliesandme February 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm Reply

    Really looks like my kind of dish, except I don’t love the whole wheat pasta. I think I could adapt to liking it, but I will have to get used to it. lol
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentines Day.

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  4. thesevenminds February 14, 2014 at 7:03 pm Reply

    Thank you, Sindy. I like the butterflies. (Joking.) I would wish you a happy valentine too, but I cannot forget how they actually ate his heart. Have a nice day, and love yourself like you should. 🙂 🙂

  5. Victoria Orban February 24, 2014 at 9:32 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing my recipe! Let me know how it turns out if you make it 🙂

  6. thesevenminds February 25, 2014 at 7:14 pm Reply

    Thank you, Victoria. I keep forgetting to put fresh asparagus on my list. 😦

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