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Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta recipe in a bowl, with a fork in it. Sitting on a cutting board.

Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta recipe is a satisfying meal that takes 30 minutes to make. Sautéed asparagus and protein-packed pasta, all get coated in a citrusy white bean pasta sauce. It’s a healthy and easy vegan pasta recipe that is full of fresh flavors.


Ingredients

Scale

Always opt for organic ingredients.

PASTA

  • 8 oz. chickpea penne pasta

VEGETABLES 

  • 2 cups asparagus, sliced in thirds

WHITE BEAN SAUCE

  • 1 (15-oz) can white beans
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Pasta. Cook the noodles according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. White Bean Sauce. In a high-speed blender, add all the sauce ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Asparagus. Heat a medium pot over medium-high heat, add asparagus and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Make it Creamy. Turn off heat, stir in the white bean pasta sauce and pasta. Toss to combine. If needed, add in a little filtered water or vegetable broth to loosen the sauce.
  5. Serve. Divide between bowls. Enjoy!


Notes

Organic Noodles: Penne noodles can be swapped for any kind of pasta noodle that you have on hand!

Protein Noodles: To amplify the protein, I love using pasta that are made with one ingredient – chickpea flour. They taste just like the real thing and it’s high in protein! My favorite brands are Tolerant and Chickapea!

Organic Beans: I used organic great northern beans for this pasta recipe, but another variety of white bean will work, such as navy or cannellini. 

Storing & Reheating: Transfer to an air-tight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  To reheat, simply transfer the pasta to a saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat, adding a little extra filtered water as needed until warm

Keywords: vegan lemon asparagus pasta, asparagus pasta recipe, white bean pasta sauce