Last Nights Dinner

Pistachio Asparagus Pesto

I love pesto so when I saw a recipe to make a pesto with pistachio and asparagus I was really interested. I was a little worried if Kev would enjoy it but he loved it- we both did!!

1 pound pasta
Pistachio Asparagus pesto (see below)
parmigiano reggiano to taste (grated, for garnish)
asparagus tips (for garnish)
pistachios (chopped, for garnish)

1 cup asparagus (cleaned, trimmed, blanched and chopped- I save the tips and saute them for the garnish)
1/4 cup spinach
1 clove garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoons pistachios
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (grated)
3 tablespoons olive oil
lemon juice to taste (optional)
salt to taste

Directions for pesto:
1. Place everything into a food processor and blend.

Final Directions:
1. Cook the pasta in well salted water as directed on the package.
2. While Pasta is cooking- saute up the asparagus tips in a pan with some oil and garlic.
2. When the pasta is cooked to al dente drain the pasta water reserving some of it.
3. Pour the pasta back into the still hot pan, add the pesto and enough of the pasta water to make a smooth sauce that coats the pasta.
4. Serve garnished with parmigiano reggiano, the asparagus tips and some chopped pistachios.

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks DELISH! I love pesto, but this is an intriguing twist!

  2. mmm that looks great

  3. yum!!!! i LOVE asparagus and pesto, i never thought of them together, i HAVE to try this one!

  4. I absolutely love pesto too!!!i should definitely this recipe oneday:)

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