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Friday, February 21, 2014

Light Asparagus Fettuccine

Need a light delicious meal that's full of flavor? Take a look at this! I was a little skeptical of pasta without a thick sauce like marinara or alfredo, but boy was my skepticism thrown off! This "light sauce" was SO powerful and definitely packed a punch to flavor the whole plate of pasta! I've made it 3 times in a row for lunch! It's THAT DELICIOUS! You won't feel guilty one bit eating this bad boy!

Light Asparagus Fettuccine

Fettuccine Noodles
Start cooking the fettuccine in salted boiling water

While the noodles are cooking, start making your "light sauce"

In a small sauce pan, 
1 garlic clove - minced
1-2 T.  chopped onion
in 2 T. Olive Oil

When the garlic and onion are fragrant and onions are transparent add:
2 T. White Vinegar
1/4 - 1/3 c. Water
1/2 tsp. Salt

Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes and add:
1 c. chopped asparagus

Let the asparagus simmer in the sauce until desired consistency. 
*I like my asparagus to still have a little crunch so I don't simmer it very long- maybe 2 - 4 minutes.

Drain you fettuccine when it's at your desired texture, and take a measuring cup and pour your "asparagus light sauce" over top.
*I know it looks like water, but you just taste it and you will see its a LOT more powerful than water! ha ha
Garnish with diced tomatoes - DELISH!

*This is the perfect amount of sauce for 2 servings - this is easily doubled or tripled 
*For more protein add cubed chicken! 

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1 comment:

  1. Yum! I sure love your blog! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful recipes and ideas.