Asparagus Pesto

Okay, straight up, Asparagus pesto is where it's at! It has a wow factor that will surprise your taste buds and most likely make you want to toss it with fresh pasta. I love it as a pizza sauce base, spread on toast, or added to my eggs. It doesn't take much to make this fantastic pesto, so give it a try.

Asparagus Pesto

A quick pesto utilizing asparagus as the main ingredient. A must-try when asparagus is fresh in the spring and summer.

Prep:
15
min
cook:
0
min
total:
15
min
Ingredients

1 bunch of asparagus (about 12 oz)
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup walnuts (unsalted)
1/4 cup parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake (optional)

Instructions

Remove fibrous ends of the asparagus and discard. Chop asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Place into a food processor with garlic and pulse until asparagus and garlic have broken down into a mince. Add the parmesan, walnuts, parsley, salt, pepper, and red pepper flake. Pulse until well combined. Gradually add the olive oil until the mixture comes together and becomes a pesto. You may need to add additional oil to achieve your preferred texture, adding it 1 tablespoon at a time.


Serve with chips, toast, and pasta, as a pizza base, on eggs, or tossed in your veggies. The options are endless.


Pesto will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.


Vegan recipe note:  You can substitute the parmesan for nutritional yeast for a similar flavor.

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Erika
July 17, 2022
I really like it but no words on vitamin what kind and how much Thank you very much for share your experience I will try and hope my crazy rescue baby will love it 💕💕💕
Yas Longoria
July 17, 2022
I love this