Farfalle in Lemon Garlic Sauce with Roasted Vegetables and Walnuts

Farfalle pasta that is light and lemony, yet earthy and full of nutrient-rich vegetables. A little crunch, as well as an abundance of flavors and textures, add a hearty bite that is sure to satisfy your pasta tooth (we all have one, right?)

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb. farfalle pasta
  • 1 large bunch asparagus, with tough ends cut off (about the bottom third) and cut into thirds
  • 3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite size pieces
  • 16 oz. sliced mushrooms (white button or baby bella)
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 T chopped fresh basil
  • 1 T chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 T hulled hemp seed hearts (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions in salted water. Drain, but reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid, and set aside.
  2. While water is boiling and pasta is cooking, roast asparagus and broccoli on a sheet tray at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes, until broccoli is fork tender. Toss halfway through cooking. If asparagus and broccoli are becoming too brown during roasting, lay a piece of aluminum foil over them to finish cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add mushrooms, toss, and cook uncovered for about 10-15 minutes until mushrooms cook down and become browned. Stir every few minutes.
  4. Add garlic to the pan and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add cooked asparagus and broccoli to the pan, and the salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Add a small amount of pasta liquid and scrape bits from bottom of pan. Remove from heat.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the pasta and the vegetable mixture, and gently toss. Add some of the pasta cooking liquid to moisten.
  7. Transfer to serving bowl or plates.
  8. Top with walnuts, basil and parsley, and hemp seeds. If desired, sprinkle with red chili flakes for some heat.

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