Fettuccine With Lemon

Fettuccine With Lemon

This month, we asked a few of our favorite foodies to share the recipe they’re famous for — that crowd-pleasing dish friends and family can’t get enough of. First up, Elizabeth, founder of Purely Elizabeth (and the new book Eating Purely) shares this easy-to-make pasta, with asparagus, peas and artichoke. Here’s the step-by-step…

Fettuccine With Asparagus, Peas, Artichoke and Lemon
by Elizabeth Stein of Eating Purely

Vegetarian dishes seem to get a bad reputation for being the healthier, but not necessarily tastier, choice. This dish proves that theory wrong. I love the combination of all these veggies — it’s light, extremely flavorful, and allows the vegetables to speak for themselves. Your taste buds will thank you. This is a go-to when I’m entertaining and always a hit with my guests. Serve with a light, crisp California chardonnay.

Fettuccine With Lemon

Recipe: Fettuccine With Asparagus, Peas, Artichoke and Lemon

You’ll need:

8 oz fettuccine (I use gluten-free)
3 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1″ pieces
1/2 cup artichokes, canned
1/2 cup peas
1 lemon, juiced
Himalayan sea salt
Parmesan cheese, optional

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large saute pan. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add asparagus, artichokes and peas. Cook for 5 minutes. Add pasta, 2 tbsp olive oil, and the juice of 1 lemon. Serve with a sprinkle of salt and, if you’d like, Parmesan cheese.

Fettuccine With Lemon

Thank you so much, Elizabeth!

P.S. More recipes, including a crustless broccoli-and-cheddar quiche and a delicious Spanish tortilla.

(Photos and recipe by Elizabeth Stein. This series is edited by Caroline Donofrio.)

  1. This looks wonderful! Light, healthier pastas are one of my favorite things to make. I love that you included peas!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Claire says...

    This looked so good I made it tonight for dinner (which I NEVER do) and it was AMAZINGLY good. So, I pre-ordered the book. It was that good. And! my 2 year old devoured everything!

  3. This looks wonderful. Would it work with just regular spaghetti noodles? I don’t see peas in the last picture. lol. But I definitely would eat with peas, no artichokes.

  4. Yum! Must try!

  5. Sara Wilson says...

    This looks delicious! What brand of gluten free pasta do like to use?

    • tunie says...

      Tinkyada rice pasta

  6. such a clean sounding recipe. this will indeed let the vegetables speak for themselves, but beautifully and deliciously. i’m always surprised/reminded that lemon is a powerhouse. brings game to wherever you use it. (drinks, dishes, desserts . . grout scrubbing!)

  7. CM says...

    This looks delish! Is the recipe for 2 servings?

  8. This looks delish! As a certified lover of asparagus and fettuccine, you can bet I will be giving this a try :)

  9. Fettuccine is the only pasta I don’t love, mostly because whenever I make it it always sticks together, no matter how much oil I cook it in. Any tips for avoiding that? Otherwise this dish looks amazing–I will probably make it with regular spaghetti :)

    • Libby says...

      It’s sticking together because of the starches in the pasta. Your cooking water may not be hot enough, which causes the pasta to become gluey. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water, then drain thoroughly. It’s controversial, but you can then rinse it in hot water (cold water if you’re planning to serve it in a pasta salad, or other cold dish). Alternatively, after draining, you can toss the pasta in a little olive oil instead of rinsing.

    • I think that the “fresh” pastas that live in the refrigerator section of the grocery stick less than the dry versions. But I agree on fettuccine’s general stickyness. You could try linguini?

  10. This is just what I’m looking for…a pasta vegetarian dish! And the addition of a crisp white wine is perfect after a hectic jam-packed day!! xo


    adorn la femme

  11. yael steren says...

    I love learning about a lighter pasta! And if you say it tastes great, then I will definitely try it out! Thanks for sharing! xo yael

  12. This looks sooooo delicious!! Yam!

  13. This looks so yum. Thanks for the recipe, easy and healthy. I’m making it this weekend.

    Analog House

  14. Yes! My boyfriend is Italian and lemon and parmesan pasta is my favourite thing that he cooks! We’ve never tried it with asparagus and artichokes though, what a great idea xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

  15. This looks incredibly delicious! My go-to recipe for dinners with friends is a Spanish style pasta dish – and includes olives and capers! I will have to add this recipe to my arsenal too.