Asparagus Pesto on Penne

Asparagus Pesto on Penne

Having seen this recipe for Asparagus Pesto I just had to try it and it was very good. One of the best pestos that I have made. (Note: The spinach helps keep the bright green colour.)

1 cup asparagus (cleaned, trimmed, blanched and chopped)
1/4 cup spinach (optional, helps keep the pesto nice and green)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoons pine nuts (toasted)
1/4 cup parmigiano-reggiano (grated)
3 tablespoons olive oil
lemon juice to taste (optional)
salt to taste

1. Place everything into a food processor and blend.

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Pearlsofeast said...

Kevin, i came across this pesto,sounds absolutely fantastic.Asparagus and spinach , healthy combo!!!!!!!

Sophie said...

MMMMM....Kevin: what a great idea to make an asparagus & spinach pesto! I love this dish!!

Josh said...

I made this asparagus pesto last night. It was absolutely delicious and went really well with the chicken piccata.

The bright green color was fantastic too!

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