• 1 pound pasta (spiral-shaped)
  • 1 pound asparagus spears (slender, trimmed, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel (finely grated)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon (chopped, plus more for garnish)
  • 5 1/2 ounces soft fresh goat cheese (the pre-crumbled stuff will not melt as well)
  • fresh lemon juice (to taste, optional)
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NutritionView more



Calories450Calories from Fat140
Total Fat16g25%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat140
Total Carbohydrate62g21%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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It was really good and easy to cook. thanks.
Great! It's become a regular at my house
whitnee goode 9 Oct 2017
it turned out great. I substituted green onion and roasted garlic for the terragon. I also used the sauteed mushrooms with lemon as a side dish that ended up in the pasta. Very pretty and delicious. The goat cheese was stronger than I was expecting, but I was into it. The lemon balanced it out.
Yo Homie 11 Aug 2017
Delicious I added quite a bit of lemon at the end. I would put more lemon peel in. I also used black truffle goat cheese- so good!
Nichelle Johnson 18 Jul 2017
It turned out pretty good. I added grape tomatoes and corn which made my pallet shoot for the moon!
Kimberly D. 13 Jul 2017
Overall tasty dish. The goat cheese isn't something I've had before...it's an acquired taste.
Collins 31 May 2017
Very easy to make. Not sure that I've had Tumeric before. Next time I would add less.
Jo 22 May 2017
Really good! Used dill instead of tarragon. Added pea pods and spinach.
TinyDancer 26 Apr 2017
I wasn't too sure what to expect with this simple recipe combining ingredients that I like, but it worked out great. I used more cheese and lemon zest, and added lemon juice to keep it from getting too dry. I also used fresh basil instead of tarragon. Will make it again.
Lara Phillips 18 Apr 2017
Pretty bland not one I would do again Too lemony in flavour. Sauce was not overly full for such minimal dish
Amanda 5 Feb 2017
Flavor was slightly bland. Added some black and red pepper to taste. I would probably try it again as a side dish.
Blazé 21 Nov 2016
Didn't expect it to taste as good as it did based on the preparation. Very unique flavor without too many calories.
Andrea Gordner 1 Nov 2016
Not too much flavor, used treys cheese. Might make it again but it wasn't my favorite by any means. Was quick though
Hugo C 10 Oct 2016
very yummy,very yummy, would eat again, maybe some lashings of pancetta? all in all very yummy. anyone else struggle to find lemon juice could only get some in waitrose.... smh tescos, up your game
Jorieke D. 13 Aug 2016
Wow, what a flavour! The combination of asparagus and goat cheese is very good. The cheese flavour was sometimes a bit too strong, but I fixed it with honey (also a very good combination!).
Nancy F. 24 Jul 2016
Delicious meal, easy and quick to put together. A bit high on the calorie, fat, carbs but really good for an occasional treat.
Jessica W. 27 May 2016
I love goat cheese but the combination of it with the tarragon was a little much for me. I will definitely be leaving the tarragon out next time!
Sabrina S. 29 Mar 2016
Loved It! Super Easy too! I cooked the asparagus a little longer and added more of that and the goat cheese.
Reviewer M. 6 Jan 2016
This asparagus salad recipes was really tasty! I added some extra goat cheese for more flavour! Will make it again
Danielle J. 23 Jul 2015
I made the same dish with ricotta cheese and broccoli; it was delicious! You need to add more lemon juice or that should be adjusted to individual taste.