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Asparagus, Spring Onion, and Mushroom Pasta

Asparagus, Spring Onion, and Mushroom Pasta

The light springtime flavors and colors of this quick-and-easy pasta dish are sure to please the whole family: Tender asparagus and lively spring onion are a perfect match, and a hint of white wine and fresh herbs makes the whole thing special.

You can even make a vegan version! What a luscious tribute to the fresh pleasures of spring.

1 pound thin asparagus
3/4 pound mushrooms (morel, cremini, oyster, or a mixture)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 pound spring onions (or scallions or baby leeks), trimmed and sliced
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup vegetable broth
4 tablespoons unsalted butter or nonhydrogenated margarine
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
8 ounces dry pappardelle or fettucine pasta
1 tablespoon chopped chervil or flat-leaf parsley

1. Cut off tough ends of asparagus and slice crosswise into two-inch pieces. Trim tough ends from mushrooms. If the mushrooms are dirty, quickly rinse in cold water and pat dry before slicing into bite-size pieces.

2. Heat oil in a 12-inch saute pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

3. Add onions and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until softened. Add asparagus and saute 2 minutes. Add wine and simmer until liquid has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add butter or margarine and toss until melted into vegetables. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Mix in the sauce and chervil or parsley. Season with additional salt and pepper, and serve.

Serves 4 to 6.

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From the April 2004 issue of Organic Style Magazine (Rodale Press).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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2:43PM PST on Jan 22, 2014

Sounds yummy,must try it.Thanks for sharing

9:47PM PDT on May 10, 2007

Nice recipe! I would brown the onions first, but thats just me

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