Lemon Pappardelle Pasta & Asparagus

Pappardelle pasta is a thin, wide, ribbon-like pasta that's especially satisfying to dig into. What's even more satisfying ... pairing the pappardelle with asparagus, a lemony cream sauce and fresh dill!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces.

  • 250 g pappardelle pasta

  • 1/2 cup non fat Greek yogurt

  • juice and zest of one large lemon

  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 5 minutes

  2. Add asparagus to the boiling pasta and cook for a further 2 minutes

  3. Scoop out a cup of pasta water and reserve

  4. Drain pasta and asparagus

  5. In the pot, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice and zest, and dill

  6. Add pasta and asparagus back into the pot and toss with the sauce, adding reserved pasta water to desired consistency.

  7. Serve hot

NOTES:

To trim asparagus, bend the stalks until they snap and discard the woody ends.


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