Fast, easy, and oh-so-scrumptious, this creamy Dijon Asparagus Pasta is bursting with springtime flavor.
- 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed, cut into thirds
- ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
- ½ cup water
- 1 Tablespoon dried minced onions
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari *
- 1 Tablespoon tahini
- 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard (+/-)
- 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
Sauce Spice/Herb Ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried mustard powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried crushed thyme leaves *
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (+/-)
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed (optional)
- 10 to 12 oz. cooked (GF) farfalle pasta *
- Fill a large stock pot full of water. Add some sea salt to the water. Bring the water to a boil then add the pasta. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Check package directions on cooking times and/or boil the pasta until el dente, drain, rinse with cold water to remove any excess starch, shake well, set aside.
- Clean and trim the asparagus, cut the stalks into 3rds or 4ths, then place in a large skillet, add ¼ cup vegetable broth, ½ cup water, and 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion flakes. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then immediately lower to a simmer.
- In the meantime, place the Sauce Ingredients and the Sauce Spice/Herb Ingredients into a bowl, whisk to combine. Set aside.
- When the asparagus has just about reached the desired tenderness, add the sauce, turn up the heat. Stir to thicken the sauce, then lower to a simmer. Simmer for several minutes.
- Add the cooked pasta and thawed peas, stir, simmer for several minutes to heat the pasta and peas through.
- Remove from the stove, place a cover over the skillet and allow to sit undisturbed for several minutes to allow the flavors to marry and the pasta to absorb some of the sauce.
- Serve topped with freshly chopped parsley and/or Vegan Parmesan Cheese.
*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.
*Sea Salt: Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.