Spaghettini with Asparagus and Arugula/Rocket/Rucola

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is from a Family Circle cookbook. An easy, tasty vegetarian pasta dish. Use other pasta if you prefer and use more olive oil to your taste. Make sure you don't over cook the asparagus and please use fresh Parmesan, not the dehydrated saw dust.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the asparagus in 2 inch lengths, steam, cook or microwave until just tender.
  2. Cook the pasta according the instructions until al dente.
  3. In the meantime add the arugula, lemon zest, chili, garlic and about 2/3 of the Parmesan to the asparagus Add this to the cooked pasta; pour on the lemon juice and the olive oil, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix well and top with the remaining Parmesan.


Most Helpful

i cut this recipe in half, and it was quick and easy. i also had to add extra olive oil and lemon juice, but the combination of flavors was very good

chia December 02, 2003

Love arugula! I did have to add more olive oil! Lots of flavor! I steamed the asparagus in my pasta steamer while the pasta cooked. Very easy and quick!

Rita~ February 23, 2003

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