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LEMON FETA LINGUINE WITH GARLIC ASPARAGUS

Love this tasty lemon linguine pasta using pan-fried garlic asparagus and creamy feta cheese. A quick and simple vegetarian meal prepared in under half an hour!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 458kcal
Author: Anjani

Ingredients

  • 4 oz uncooked linguine-pasta

For the Sauce

  • ¼ cup feta-cheese, crumbled
  • cracked black-pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive-oil
  • 1 lemon, juice & zest

For the Asparagus

  • 6 oz (12 spears) asparagus, woody ends removed and cut into 1½ inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive-oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions

  • Boil the linguine-pasta in salted-water according to package instructions until a minute before al dente. Drain and book 1/2 cup of pasta-water, put aside.
  • For Your sauce. While the pasta is cooking, in another bowl, whisk together the lemon-zest, lemon-juice & olive-oil together until well blended. Add the feta and black-pepper, then mix well until the sauce blends to become creamy and largely uniform in feel, Put aside.
  • For Your asparagus. Employing a large skillet in medium-high heat, then add olive-oil & garlic, then swirling the pan for about 5 mins slightly outperforming the garlic). Add from the skillet, salt & pepper, stirring regularly until the asparagus is tender-crisp, approximately 2-3 mins. Remove from heat and put the asparagus in a different bowl.
  • Using the same skillet, then reduce the heat to low, then add the sauce & pasta. With tongs, toss to coat the pasta with the sauce, so allowing the feta-cheese fully melt. Spoon at a tbsp of pasta-water in a time for a desired saucy consistency.
  • Add in the asparagus and give the pasta a final toss Top with extra feta-cheese if you'd love. Taste for extra salt and pepper. Serve immediately.¼¼

Notes

  • Approximately 1 tablespoon lemon zest plus ¼ cup lemon-juice. This can ensure it is a very lemony pasta dishreduce the quantity of juice and zest if you want a more moderate lemon flavour.
  • It is nice if there continue to be observable parts of feta-cheese, they'll melt when blended with your pasta.