Paste cu Lămâie, Sparanghel, Mozzarella și Fistic

In summer I always like to keep things simple and loaded with delicious vegetables, to use up all my fresh herbs and be done with cooking in no time. I didn’t know lemon pasta was a thing until I’ve tried it myself. If you want a special asparagus pasta recipe, say no more, I’ve got you covered! 

Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies, it has a crispy texture, an earthy, very distinct flavour, close to broccoli or green beans, but with a slightly bitter and salty after taste. In combination with this lemon garlic sauce, it gives the recipe a balanced profile.

I love using mozzarella for that milky creaminess, pistachios for extra crunch, smoked paprika and fresh herbs to garnish the dish. You can also add 100mL of heavy cream for a richer sauce. In terms of pasta, any long type such as spaghetti, fettuccine, tagliatelle will work just fine.

For this recipe I’ve kept it pretty straightforward, just one skillet, a spoon and a chopping board. Minimal cleanup, perfect for busy days.

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Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Mozzarella and Pistachios

This lemon asparagus pasta is ready in 15 minutes and it's packed with flavour – lemon sauce, mozzarella, pistachios and fresh herbs. 
Servings 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 150 g fettucine pasta
  • 200 g asparagus chopped in 2 cm long pieces, ends trimmed
  • 1 garlic clove diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 200 g mozzarella cheese diced
  • 1 bunch basil leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch oregano leaves roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 handful pistachios roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • tsp black pepper freshly ground


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a good pinch of salt and pasta. Cook until al dente, according to the instructions on the package.
  • In a large skillet, add olive oil, asparagus and garlic, cook until bright green and slightly golden, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain cooked pasta, add them to the skillet and stir to combine. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and garnish with smoked paprika and freshly ground black pepper. Serve at room temperature.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: asparagus, healthy, lemon, mozzarella, pasta, pistachios, quick meals

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