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Creamy Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Creamy Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 12 ounces rotini pasta or your favorite shape (gluten-free, if desired)
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus spears. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook just a few minutes until the spears are tender and bright green. Using tongs, immediately remove the asparagus from the water and place in a bowl of ice water. When they are cool, pat the asparagus dry with a kitchen towel and cut into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
  • Add the pasta to the same water used to cook the asparagus and cook according to the package directions. Drain and return to the pot.
  • Meanwhile,in a high-speed blender, combine the cashews, water, and lemon juice, and blend until completely smooth.
  • Add the asparagus to the cooked pasta in the pot. Pour the cashew sauce over the pasta and asparagus and toss well to coat. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with parsley, if desired. Enjoy!
Keyword Asparagus, Cashews, Lemon