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Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

When the hankering for a creamy pasta dish arises, whip up this delicious vegan recipe featuring garlicky cashew cheese, asparagus, and fresh herbs.

When the hankering for a creamy pasta dish arises, whip up this delicious vegan recipe featuring garlicky cashew cheese, asparagus, and fresh herbs.
When the hankering for a creamy pasta dish arises, whip up this delicious vegan recipe featuring garlicky cashew cheese, asparagus, and fresh herbs.

Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces linguini

  • 3/4 cup plain soy creamer

  • 2/3 cup lemon garlic cashew cheese

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 12 lightly steamed asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh herbs of your choice

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cashews


Directions:


  1. Cook linguini in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions until al dente. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.

  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together creamer, cheese, and olive oil. Bring to a vigorous simmer and cook, stirring often, until mixture is smooth and thickened.

  3. In a large bowl, combine linguini, sauce, asparagus, and herbs. Add a bit more pasta water until desired moistness.

  4. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with cashews.


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