This post may contain affiliate links. Please see the policies page for more information.
If you want to know which cooking equipment and ingredients I use, then shop my kitchen items!
Today’s recipe for Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms is one of my favorites! For this recipe, I wanted to use seasonal, fresh ingredients and give it a bright taste and look.
Lemons and asparagus go well together and both are seasonal ingredients in the month of April. Mushrooms add a nice, savory flavor to this dish. Red pepper flakes add a little bit of heat. Fresh basil further lightens this dish and adds to the style of recipe that I was going for.
I hope you like this recipe as much as I do! Since finalizing this recipe, I have made it nearly every week as a part of my weekly meal prep. This recipe only takes 30 minutes to make and can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.
Final Thoughts for Making Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms + Quick Tips
- Use fresh lemons. Fresh lemons contain more juice and the peel is still soft and thick. Old lemons have less juice, less moisture in the peel, and a harder peel.
- Use fresh basil. There is a big difference between fresh and dried basil. I highly recommend you use fresh basil for this recipe and do not substitute dried basil. The fresh basil pairs nicely with the spices and citrus.
- Use whichever pasta you’re most comfortable with. When I first cooked chickpea pasta, I accidentally overcooked it and it fell apart. Chickpea pasta typically takes less time to cook than regular pasta. I would recommend using whichever pasta you are most comfortable with for this recipe to start. If you’ve used chickpea pasta before, then go ahead and use it for this recipe. In the images for this recipe I used chickpea pasta so you can see how it holds up after cooking.
- Use fresh mushrooms. Old mushrooms will be slimy and less firm than fresh mushrooms. Dried mushrooms also won’t work for this recipe because they will need to be rehydrated and they’re often too tough. Please make sure you’re not using canned mushrooms either. You will never ever ever find a recipe on this blog that uses canned mushrooms.
Products for this Recipe (Sold through Amazon)Print
If you enjoyed this recipe for Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms, please consider sharing it. Thank you!
Want more veggie recipes? Check out my recipe for Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus!