Who doesn’t love a delicious pasta dish? Add in wonderful grilled vegetables mixed with a light lemon garlic sauce and sprinkled with tangy feta cheese, and this pasta dish is irresistible. It is also incredibly versatile. Impressive as a side dish for that next potluck. Fantastic as a vegetarian meal for “Meatless Mondays” or delicious tossed with grilled chicken or shrimp. You can also make it vegan by omitting the cheese and using a vegan pasta, then add in a can of chickpeas for extra protein. The choice is yours, but any way you decide to serve it, I know it will be a hit.
I was not introduced to asparagus until I was in college, and I distinctly remember trying it for the first time on a trip to Atlanta. It was cooked perfectly – still crisp, slightly charred, and with a light lemon flavor. It has since become one of my favorite vegetables of the spring and summer. And, to my delight, the kids love it as well. This recipe is my best attempt at perfecting that first restaurant quality bite, except in the comfort of my own home.