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Vegan Asparagus Pasta
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Vegan Asparagus Pasta

 Summer is slowly coming to an end and it’s time to let the summery dishes have their last hurrah. This pasta is a perfect side dish at a BBQ with heavy foods. It’s a zesty, light and refreshing pasta that is sure to be a refreshing addition to your Labor Day BBQ. I have discovered that this recipe tastes better the next day if it lasts that long! 

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Zest and juice from one lemon Zest from lime
  • ½ cup Finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 12 spears of Asparagus
  • 4-6 springs of dill Splash of white wine

1. First roughly chop three spears of asparagus set aside in separate bowl.

2. In another bowl, finely chop dill, asparagus and broccoli florets. Combine dill, asparagus , broccoli in blender with lemon and lime. Combine ingredients into blender. Add garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, wine and olive oil. Blend well.

3. Prepare pasta according to instructions. Drain, keep ¼ cup of pasta water. 4. Add mixture to hot pasta. Serve immediately. Add vegan mozzarella if desired.


*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. SnakeWitch
    The asparagus is good when it's not cooked? I've never tried it like that. Will have to do it sometime, then. This salad really looks good! Voted! Come check out my latest piece, My Top 15 Restaurants, and discover vegetarian places from a few countries around the world... not including the US. ;) And vote if you like it. By the way, don't forget to vote for yourself!
    1. VeganGeorgiaBelle
      Hey! It may sound a little crazy at first since lots of people cook it, but it's actually really yummy! If you're worried about flavor, pop them on a grill for a few minutes and then add them! The key is to pick very tender and thin asparagus!
  2. BuddhasDelight
    this sounds absolutely delightful and i love asparagus! mmm. voted! check out my new orange avocado salad and fancy tofu scramble recipes and please vote if you enjoy them. i love this idea, i must say, am often at bbq's thinking... what can i eat that's veggie and how can it be new and exciting? :) thanks for post!
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #4 for pasta salad! I had pasta salad today....but nothing this fancy!
  4. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Yum - sounds delicious. Voted!
  5. RebelChick
    Love this....gonna make it at my bbq. Does it have to be a certain kind of pasta?


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