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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.

Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

Serves 4

Ingredients:

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  • 8 ounces linguini
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  • 3/4 cup plain soy creamer
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  • 2/3 cup lemon garlic cashew cheese
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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  • 12 lightly steamed asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces
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  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh herbs of your choice
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  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cashews
Directions:

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  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.
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  3. 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.
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  5. In a large bowl, combine linguini, sauce, asparagus, and herbs. Add a bit more pasta water until desired moistness.
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  7. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with cashews.

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