This is really a quick and easy meal that is healthy and tasty.

Spinach pasta with asparagus and pesto sauce

Serving Size: 2


  • 250 grams spinach pasta (tagliatelle)
  • 200 grams asparagus
  • 130 grams (or small jar) basil pesto
  • lemon juice


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  2. Remove the dried out hard ends of the asparagus and cut them into bite sized pieces.
  3. Bring a 2nd smaller pot of salted water to boil.
  4. Place the asparagus pieces into the smaller pot.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes until al dente then remove from the heat and plunge into cold water.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Place the spinach pasta into the large pot of boiling water and cook according to directions, or until al dente.
  8. When the pasta is cooked, drain the liquid.
  9. Add the pesto sauce and mix well.
  10. Add the asparagus pieces and a splash of lemon juice.
  11. Serve hot with crusty bread and a nice salad.