Asparagus Tagliatelle

Asparagus Tagliatelle
  • Prep Time
  • 4Servings


  • 2 heads garlic, peeled (about 30 cloves)
  • 6 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 3/4 pounds asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound tagliatelle pasta
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . Place the garlic cloves on a piece of foil and drizzle with 1 tablespoon EVOO. Enclose the garlic in the foil and roast until soft and just golden, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the asparagus until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove with a strainer and refresh in cold water; drain. Add the pasta to the pot and cook until al dente; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Reserve the pot.

Using a blender, puree the roasted garlic, the vinegar, lemon juice and sugar. With the machine on, slowly add 1/4 cup EVOO.

In the reserved pot, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon EVOO over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the pasta, asparagus, roasted garlic vinaigrette and the reserved pasta cooking water; toss to combine and season with salt and pepper.