Cook pasta according to package. While the pasta is cooking, get the asparagus ready. Chop the ends off the asparagus and discard. Then cut the rest into 1-inch pieces. Add the asparagus in a skillet over medium heat with the garlic, 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1/4 cup water. Sauté until the asparagus are bright green and tender about 3-5 minutes. You can check with a fork.
Turn down the heat and add in the cooked pasta to the skillet along with the other 2 tbsp olive oil, nutritional yeast, thyme, lemon juice, zest of 1 lemon, salt and pepper. Stir everything together making sure the pasta and asparagus are coated. I also like to add in about 1/4 cup of vegan parmesan cheese. This is optional but it's also so good! Taste the pasta to see if you want to adjust the lemon or seasonings. Enjoy!