Recipes, Salty

Lemon Asparagus Tagliatelle

This creamy lemon tagliatelle is a winner for after school/work dinners! It only takes around 20 minutes to prepare, and is absolutely delicious!

To come up with this one, I was inspired by several other vegan recipes online. I excluded any hard-to-get ingredients, added my little touch, and created my own recipe.

Let me know if you try it, tweak it, hate it or love it in the comments below!


🍁 Ingredients (2-3 servings) 🍁

  • 225 g./7.9 oz. Tagliatelle pasta of your choice
  • 100 g of raw asparagus (washed)
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 3 tbsps. flour
  • 2 cups of soy milk
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsps. vegetable butter
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder or more if you like it 
  • Salt, Pepper or Ground spice, Nutmeg to taste

🌱 Preparation 🌱

Pasta and Asparagus 

  1. Preheat oven to 204C/400F
  2. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until tender.
  3. Slice the lemon in two, cut one half into several slices.
  4. On parchment paper, glaze the asparagus with the oil, and place the lemon slices between them. Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper, and place in heated oven for 10 min.
  5. While the asparagus and pasta cook, prepare the white sauce.
  6. As soon as pasta is tender enough, strain directly and take away from heat.

White Sauce

  1. Melt vegetable butter in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic powder and mix well.
  3. Turn to high heat and add flour, mix well.
  4. Once flour well combined with butter and hot, add milk 1/2 cup at a time, whisk really well.
  5. Reduce to low heat
  6. Keep whisking until you get the consistency desired
  7. Add the other half lemon’s juice to the mix. Add a pinch of pepper/grounded spice, and nutmeg. Add Salt to taste.

👩‍🍳Serving 👩‍🍳

  • Chop as much of the cooked asparagus as you like, and keep the rest for decorating
  • Add the chopped asparagus to the white sauce, mix

If serving directly:

Combine sauce with tagliatelle, mix, and serve. Sprinkle plate with spices

For storing/meal prepping:

Do not combine sauce and tagliatelle; keep them separate and heat them separately if possible before serving.

🤓 Student Scheduling 🤓

As already mentioned, I love how quick and delicious this recipe is. The pasta and asparagus take a total of 20 min together, and the sauce barely takes 6-7min! If you follow my instructions, you will be done in 20 min. time!
Although I’m not a fan of storing this recipe, you can still try it! The sauce might not have the consistency desired though when “Re-heating”

🌻 Vegan Boosts 🌻

Why not sprinkle this one with some Nutritional Yeast for extra Cheesy flavor?

🇱🇧Lebanese Shoppers 🇱🇧

You shouldn’t have any trouble finding the ingredients for this one. All supermarkets sell all ingredients you need.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Fitness and the P-word🧘🏻‍♀️

When in touch with my inner yogi, I add canned lentils to this! Make sure to add them to the sauce first!

💸 Going Green all the way to the Wallet? 💸

You can replace the tagliatelle with regular pasta, and use peas instead of asparagus if that’s cheaper for you!

🐄🐔No animal was hurt preparing this dish, وكل ثورة وانتو بخير ✊