Goatcheese and Asparagus Legume Pasta

Goatcheese and Asparagus Legume Pasta
Yields1 Serving
 1 Box Barilla Legume Chickpea Rotini
 3 pinches kosher salt for boiling pasta water
 1 cup pasta water + more
 1.50 cups asparagus, cut into 1 inch sections
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp lemon zest
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 10 oz goat cheese
 salt
 pepper
1

1. Salt water and boil in a large pot for pasta.
2. While water is boiling, wash and cut asparagus, zest 2 lemons, and reserve a bit of lemon juice.
3. Add Barilla Legume Chickpea pasta to boiling water and cook for 7-9 minutes.
4. While the pasta cooks, sauté asparagus pieces in olive oil in a pan. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.
5. When pasta is done, reserve 1+ cups of hot pasta water, and drain the rest.
6. Add cooked pasta to your sauté pan and stir asparagus through. Add your hot pasta water, goat cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir until the goat cheese melts and begins to thicken into a nice sauce.
7. Add additional water and goat cheese until you get a consistency you like, then taste, and finish with salt and pepper.

Ingredients

 1 Box Barilla Legume Chickpea Rotini
 3 pinches kosher salt for boiling pasta water
 1 cup pasta water + more
 1.50 cups asparagus, cut into 1 inch sections
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp lemon zest
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 10 oz goat cheese
 salt
 pepper

Directions

1

1. Salt water and boil in a large pot for pasta.
2. While water is boiling, wash and cut asparagus, zest 2 lemons, and reserve a bit of lemon juice.
3. Add Barilla Legume Chickpea pasta to boiling water and cook for 7-9 minutes.
4. While the pasta cooks, sauté asparagus pieces in olive oil in a pan. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.
5. When pasta is done, reserve 1+ cups of hot pasta water, and drain the rest.
6. Add cooked pasta to your sauté pan and stir asparagus through. Add your hot pasta water, goat cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir until the goat cheese melts and begins to thicken into a nice sauce.
7. Add additional water and goat cheese until you get a consistency you like, then taste, and finish with salt and pepper.

Goatcheese and Asparagus Legume Pasta