Asparagus primavera

Ingredients

  • 1/2 box linguine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 leek, cut in half, cleaned and cut into half moons
  • 4 cloves, garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon chives, chopped

 

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the asparagus and leeks. Sauté for 5 minutes, add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables. Stir, cooking for 1 minute. Slowly, add the milk; stirring to incorporate the flour. Bring to a simmer and add the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Allow the milk and vegetable mixture to thicken. Remove from the heat; add the linguine and peas, Stir to combine.
  4. Add the parmesan and lemon and any additional salt and pepper needed.
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