Spirals with Roasted Asparagus and Garlic Butter

August 18, 2022

Ingredients

Garlic Butter:

  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 2-3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt

 Pasta:

  • 1 package Chickapea Spirals
  • 2 Tablespoons table salt, for boiling pasta
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper

Directions

Garlic Butter Instructions:

  1. Add the softened butter to a small bowl.
  2. Mix in all remaining garlic butter ingredients.
  3. Set in refrigerator until ready to use in the recipe.

 Pasta Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Add the asparagus pieces to a medium bowl.
  3. Pour avocado oil over the asparagus and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper.
  4. Mix the asparagus well to coat.
  5. Transfer the asparagus to a lined baking tray and spread out as much as possible.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tender.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare Chickapea spirals to package specifications by heating 16 cups of water in a large pot over high heat until boiling. Add pasta and 2 Tablespoons of salt to the water. Decrease the heat to maintain a gentle boil. Stir and cook the pasta for 7 minutes.
  8. Drain the pasta and rinse with warm water.
  9. Transfer the pasta into the large bowl.
  10. Toss the pasta with 2 Tablespoons of garlic butter, adding more to taste until desired flavor is achieved.
  11. When the asparagus is done roasting, remove it from the oven and mix it into the pasta.
  12. Plate the portions of the pasta and top with a squeeze or fresh lemon, a pinch of paprika, and finishing salt to taste.
  13. Enjoy!
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