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- 4 oz. rotini pasta
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 8 oz. asparagus spears trimmed, and cut on an angle into 2" pieces
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in skillet over medium heat; add asparagus and garlic. Cook 3–4 min., until tender. Add pasta, remaining oil, and zest; toss until coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper; top with cheese.
This recipe originally appeared in our print magazine