Happy Lemon Asparagus Basil Pasta

I love pasta and I could eat it everyday! What I don’t love is feeling full and bloated. So I have been sampling healthier pasta options, so I can enjoy guilt free. I have found that I love quinoa pasta. I honestly don’t miss my white flour friend. I serve all the time for dinner and no one know’s the difference. Plus a bonus it is gluten-free!!

Happy Pasta. Happy Gluten-free. Happy Hemp.


  • 1 pound spaghetti (try quinoa pasta)
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup Happy Hemp
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, steamed and trimmed into 1 inch pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend.
  3.  Toss the pasta with the lemon sauce and add the asparagus.
  4.  Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.
  5. Enjoy!

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  1. Pingback: Happy Romanesco Cauliflower Pasta | happyhemp

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