Pasta with Green Asparagus and Pesto

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This is a recipe for Pasta with Green Asparagus and Pistachio Pesto, perfect for spring! I chose a Pistachio Pesto to stay in the green theme, but you can totally choose a classic pesto or even try with my recipe for Tarragon Pesto.

Green asparagus, a vegetable that’s super easy to cook!

What I love about green asparagus is that they are super easy to cook. And yes, because unlike white asparagus, they do not need to be peeled. You can simply sauté them as they are in a pan or cook them in boiling water for about ten minutes. Be careful, however, to wash them well and remove the ends.

For this recipe, I chose mini green asparagus. They are thinner and shorter than classic green asparagus. In terms of taste, there is little or no difference to classic green asparagus, so you can choose the type of green asparagus that suits you best.

Pasta with Green Asparagus and Pesto

Recipe for Pasta with Green Asparagus and Pesto

For 2 servings you need the following ingredients.

Ingredients

For the pasta

  • 1 bunch of green asparagus, preferably small
  • 200 g of pasta, such as spaghetti or tagliatelle
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • Olive oil

For the pistachio pesto

  • a handful of basil, fresh
  • a handful of flat-leaf parsley, fresh
  • 25 g of pistachios
  • 20 g of Parmesan, remove if you want a vegan version
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

Cook the pasta in boiling water as directed on the package.

Put the fresh basil, fresh flat-leaf parsley, pistachios, Parmesan and olive oil in a blender. Add salt and pepper. Then, blendx to obtain a pesto sauce.

Wash the asparagus and cut off the ends. Heat some olive oil in a pan. Then add the asparagus and garlic. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until the green asparagus is cooked but still slightly crunchy.

Drain the pasta and put them in a large bowl. Then pour in the pesto and green asparagus. Mix well and serve immediately. Salt and pepper if necessary.

Note

If you are following my blog, you have noticed that I love lime. So I recommend you to squeeze a bit of lime on top of these Asparagus and Pesto Pasta. It gives a little touch of freshness!

Pasta with Green Asparagus and Pesto

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Course Main course
Cuisine International, Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories

Ingredients
  

For the pasta

  • 1 bunch of green asparagus preferably small
  • 200 g of pasta such as spaghetti or tagliatelle
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • Olive oil

For the pistachio pesto

  • a handful of basil fresh
  • a handful of flat-leaf parsley fresh
  • 25 g of pistachios
  • 20 g of Parmesan remove if you want a vegan version
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta in boiling water as directed on the package.
  • Put the fresh basil, fresh flat-leaf parsley, pistachios, Parmesan and olive oil in a blender. Add salt and pepper. Then, blendx to obtain a pesto sauce.
  • Wash the asparagus and cut off the ends. Heat some olive oil in a pan. Then add the asparagus and garlic. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until the green asparagus is cooked but still slightly crunchy.
  • Drain the pasta and put them in a large bowl. Then pour in the pesto and green asparagus. Mix well and serve immediately. Salt and pepper if necessary.

Notes

If you are following my blog, you have noticed that I love lime. So I recommend you to squeeze a bit of lime on top of these Asparagus and Pesto Pasta. It gives a little touch of freshness!
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