Before I dive into more asparagus today, I want to thank all of you for your well wishes and kind words. You guys are the best! I’m feeling a lot better, although the vertigo isn’t totally gone yet. I just can’t seem to shake the tail end of this thing. Some days are really frustrating and it feels like this is never gonna go away. But, I’m feeling really good today so maybe I’m rounding the corner, and maaybeee I’ll still be able to run that 5k I have on the calendar for tomorrow morning (not giving up hope on that one until the race actually starts).
So, back to asparagus! The way I was piling those bunches of green spears in my basket at the market last weekend you would have thought I was about to go on a giant recipes testing binge. Nope. Just overly excited to have asapragus back in season. I actually didn’t have any idea what I wanted to do with it. Even as I started this lemony pasta asparagus combo I wasn’t quite sure what direction I wanted to take….which makes this dish that much better, because all the pieces just started coming together as I was cooking. I love when that happens, don’t you?!
I don’t like playing favorites, but I think this might be my favorite springtime recipe. Bold statement, I know. But I’m putting it out there. When I think about spring, two foods that immediately pop to the front of my mind are asparagus and lemons. This light & fresh pasta dish is inspired by just that.
This taste of spring combines chopped asparagus sautéed with shallots, garlic, white wine and tangy lemon, tossed with whole wheat linguine and grated fresh parmesan. The light broth and bright lemon really make this meal feel fresh and satisfying, without being heavy.
You can also keep this springtime staple gluten free by swapping in soba noodles or brown rice pasta.
I created this recipe for my friends at Greatist. Maybe you noticed, I’ve been sharing my recipes over on Greatist for a while now (every other Friday, to be exact). I really hope you’ve taken a few minutes (preferably more) to check them out and subscribe to their daily tips. No? What are you waiting for?! Greatist is busting at the seams with everything you want to know about staying fit, healthy and happy! Go check it out…subscribe to their daily email tips…join in their online community….and get my recipe for Whole Wheat Linguine with Asparagus and Lemon.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, they didn’t sweet talk me to say all that stuff. There’s a great group of people over at Greatist, I truly believe in what they’re doing and feel inspired by them on a daily basis.
Happy weekend and enjoy!