Asparagus and Pancetta Gluten-Free Pasta with Hazelnuts

This quick gluten-free pasta is also dairy-free. The light and lemony flavour is perfect for any day of the week, even after work.

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gluten-free pasta with hazelnuts, asparagus and pancettaphoto courtesy of gluten-free garage
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6servings 15minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
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  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet set over medium heat; sauté asparagus, pancetta, onion and garlic for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 3/4 cup of pasta water.
  3. Add pasta, pasta water and lemon juice to skillet; toss to combine well. Season with pepper. To serve, sprinkle with hazelnuts and parsley.
Recipe Notes

Tip: To toast hazelnuts, place nuts on baking sheet; bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until fragrant and skins are blistered. Wrap nuts in clean tea towel and rub to remove loose skins.

Nutrients per serving: 350 calories, 13 g fat, 150 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrates (2 g fibre, 2 g sugars), 6 g protein.