Asparagus season is just around the corner (end of February to June) so you could say I’m getting ahead start. I was at the store looking for different vegetables but couldn’t help getting a little asparagus. I wasn’t sure how I would use it but I knew figuring out how I’d eat it would be easy.
Asparagus health benefits are amazing, like fiber, folate and vitamins A,C, K, E the benefits go on. Plus since its low carb paring up with carbs balances it out in a way. I also added nutritional yeast to this recipe adding a nice amount of B12 to this dish plus some studies show B12 not only gives energy but helps break down fats and protein helping aid in weight loss.
Not only is it a one pot dish (Yay clean up and dishes) but the health benefits are amazing plus when time is not your friend this is very fast and easy. You may also look for all the different types of pasta to add even more nutritional goodness to this recipe.
One Pot Asparagus Posta:
Cook and prep time about 30 minutes, Serves 4
8 ounce spaghetti
2 1/2 – 3 Cups of water
6 Teaspoons Vegan Chicken Bouillon
1/4 Cup of Nutritional Yeast ( you can add more per taste)
6 Cloves of Garlic diced
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Handful of Asparagus washed then cut per your desired size
Salt, Black Pepper, Fresh Parsley, Basil and Oregano per taste
Fresh shredded Parmesan Cheese for on top if so desired
Use a large pot with a lid. Add olive oil, over medium/high heat add diced garlic, asparagus, parsley, basil and oregano. Sauté for a few minutes Then add water, bouillon, Spaghetti and nutritional yeast stirring until most of ingredients are blended . Turn heat to low ,place lid on then cook for about 8 minutes. After 8 minutes check to see if pasta and asparagus are done or if you need to add more vegan broth Cook a few more minutes if needed. This dish is done when the asparagus is tender but still crisp and pasta is al dente.
Serve if you would like top with parmision and enjoy