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Author Notes: I threw this together one night when I was trying to use the contents of my refrigerator and pantry to bypass a trip to the market. Improvisation set in and this lovely pesto came together with little effort and a lot of taste. I love its versatility. I served it over whole wheat pasta. —testkitchenette
Serves 3 cups, approximately
- 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut in half
- 10 ounces fresh spinach
- 1 small package fresh basil
- 1/2 cup almonds, toasted
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to your taste
- fresh ground pepper
- pinches hot red pepper flakes (optional)
- few tablespoons water, to thin if necessary
- Blanche the asparagus in boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water, and let dry a bit.
- In a food processor, blitz everything together until well combined. Taste and correct for seasoning.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dish in the Raw
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Spring Vegetable Recipe
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dip
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Spinach Recipe