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Tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks

taglaitelle pasta with asparagus and leeks

This easy to make and light and healthy tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks recipe, is full of spring vegetables just straight from the British garden.

Lower in carbs and higher in fibers and proteins

With its content of vegetables and only 65 g of egg pasta (which is high in proteins), this dish is delicious, filling and satisfying, great with a crispy glass of white wine.

I advice to use De Cecco pasta for this recipes as it has an excellent taste, has an high eggs content, and can stored for a long time, minimizing grocery shopping time.

Asparagus and leeks are rich in Vitamin K, folatevitamins Bmanganese, and other trace nutrients, and are particular rich in a fibre called inulin, that act as a pre-biotic, for a healthier gut.

leeks on a chopping board ready for an asparagus and leeks pasta recipe
Bunch of asparagus ready for an asparagus and leeks pasta recipe

What you need for this asparagus and leeks pasta

SERVES 2 | READY IN 18 MIN
  • 130 grams of dried eggs tagliatelle pasta
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1-2 leeks
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Grana padano cheese to taste ( optional)
  • Sea salt

How to make this Tagliatelle with Asparagus and Leeks Pasta Recipe

taglaitelle pasta with asparagus and leeks

Tagliatelle Pasta with Asparagus and Leeks

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 130 Gr Dried eggs tagliatelle De Cecco
  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 1-2 Leek
  • 130 grams of dried eggs tagliatelle1 bunch of asparagus1-2 leeksextra virgin olive oilGrana padano cheese to taste ( optional)Sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash and finely slice the leeks, and put them in the non-stick pan with some olive oil. Let them sweat at low heat for a few minutes.In the meantime cook the washed asparagus for 4-5 min in boiling water, then chop them up and add them to the leeks.
  • Keep on sweating the vegetables for a further 5 min, adding a little water if necessary.Cook the pasta in boiling water according to the packet instructions, and when ready add it to the pan with the vegetables, and stir it well, adding some freshly grated Grana Padano cheese. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Asparagus, Italian food, Italian Healthy Recipes, Pasta, Tagliatelle

Substitutions

  • Grana Padano cheese can be substituted by Parmesan Cheese or Pecorino cheese.
  • You can add some peas for extra-proteins or to substitute the asparagus
  • You can also add a teaspoon of ricotta cheese

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