Monday, June 1, 2009

Recipe: Pasta with goat cheese and asparagus

Shake things up at your next Wednesday Spaghetti with this super-easy, but really tasty, pasta recipe.

Pasta with goat cheese and asparagus
1 lb. spiral pasta
4 oz. log of fresh goat cheese
1 bunch of asparagus, cut into pieces about 2 in. long
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 or 2 cups fresh chopped basil
olive oil

  1. Boil the pasta for about four minutes, adding a few dashes of salt after the first minute or two.
  2. Add the cut asparagus to the boiling noodles and allow the pot to boil another two or three minutes. (The asparagus should be tender but still firm.)
  3. Drain the pasta and asparagus together, reserving one cup of pasta water.
  4. Meanwhile, combine olive oil, lemon peel, basil and cheese in a large bowl, breaking up the goat cheese as you put it in.
  5. Add hot pasta and asparagus to bowl, along with a couple slashes of the pasta water. Toss until smoothly combined, adding more pasta water if needed.
  6. Season generously with salt and pepper.


Chris said...


susan said...

This sounds delicious... thanks for the fresh idea!

Heather-Anne said...

I may try this tonight, I have all the ingrediants! Thanks Mara!

yonca said...

I've been looking for a asparagus recipe. Pasta, goat cheese and asparagus..Sounds yum !
Thank you. Also thanks for your comment on my blog! Hope you like eggplant puree.
Take care

Ash said...

umm, that sounds so so so yum!!!

Thanks, am going to attempt! :)


Jessica and Michael said...

This sounds beyond good! Wow! I can't wait to try it! Hopefully it will turn out good :) I'm always looking for new recipes!

wait said...

Ill try to do this one : ) Yumyum
thanks : )