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Dijon Asparagus Pasta

Dijon Asparagus Pasta

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Fast, easy, and oh-so-scrumptious, this creamy Dijon Asparagus Pasta is bursting with springtime flavor.


Ingredients

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Base Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed, cut into thirds
  • ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced onions

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 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 (+/-)

 Other Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed (optional)
  • 10 to 12 oz. cooked (GF) farfalle pasta *

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In the meantime, place the Sauce Ingredients and the Sauce Spice/Herb Ingredients into a bowl, whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Add the cooked pasta and thawed peas, stir, simmer for several minutes to heat the pasta and peas through.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve topped with freshly chopped parsley and/or Vegan Parmesan Cheese.

Notes

*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.   

*Serving:  4