10 asparagus stalks, woody ends trimmed, stalks peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler, tips reserved
1 cup fresh peas (or thawed if frozen)
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add soba and cook according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cool water.
Warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and let sizzle for 30 seconds. Stir in asparagus tips and thicker pieces; cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add remaining asparagus ribbons and a pinch of salt; cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer, until bright green and tender. Remove from heat.
Add soba to skillet with asparagus mixture. Add peas and Parmesan and toss to combine, adding more oil to reach desired consistency, if needed. Squeeze lemon over mixture and serve.