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Pasta with pesto asparagus and almonds

Quick and light recipe

by Ada Parisi
5 min read
Pasta al pesto di asparagi e mandorle

Pasta with pesto asparagus and almonds: a healthy pesto, Lightweight, quick to prepare and tasty. Fully in line with my spring mood, waiting for April ports beans and early peas. Today's recipe is really easy and really light, even if the feeling will be that of a wraparound pesto, creamy, delicious. Is’ important that the tips of the asparagus crisp remain, to give a note crunchy, and that almonds are toasted but not burnt.

In fact, I am in spring mood but even now as I write in Rome's raining: to be honest I do not mind who is not already so hot, I am a Sicilian bad because the excessive heat just do not like, unless I am not at sea to relax. So, I try to cook as little as possible when temperatures rise, and pasta with pesto asparagus and almonds, as well as all the pests in general, wildcard is a recipe in the kitchen.

Is, always pesto theme ready in 5 minutes, in addition to pesto asparagus and almonds also try the aromatic wild fennel pesto, what raw cabbage with almonds and pine nuts, to rocket, hazelnuts and caciocavallo, the Pesto raw by Swiss chard, nuts and pecorino cheese, What Sicilian red with dried tomatoes and almonds, the Pesto alla trapanese and to fresh anchovies, pistachio and citrus. Have a good day!

Pasta al pesto di asparagi e mandorle


Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


320 g spaghetti, linguine or pasta you prefer

a bunch of asparagus

salt and pepper

grated Parmigiano Reggiano PDO

Pdo pecorino cheese

extra virgin olive oil

almonds in filett


Pasta with pesto asparagus and almonds

The pesto pasta with asparagus and almonds is easy to prepare. First you need to clean the asparagus by eliminating the end of the stem, too hard, and peeling the rest of the stem with a vegetable peeler. Cut the tips and set aside. Blanch in salted hot water the stems for 10 minutes.

Toast the almonds over low heat, so they are lightly browned and crisp well.

Once the asparagus stalks are tender (but not overcooked, I recommend!), blend with so much olive oil as necessary to get a thick cream. Add the almonds (leave aside a little for the gasket), Parmigiano Reggiano and pecorino cheese to taste. Taste to adjust salt if necessary, although it should not be necessary to add.

In the same cooking water of boiled asparagus and spaghetti, after 5 minutes, add the asparagus tips, so that remaining bake crispy. Drain the pasta al dente and dress with the pesto asparagus, freeze it with a little 'of the pasta cooking water. Add a little olive oil, freshly ground black pepper and a few threads of almonds. Serve the pasta with pesto asparagus and almonds immediately. Bon appétit!

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elisabetta 9 May 2018 - 08:28

Delicious and delicate

Ada Parisi 9 May 2018 - 11:43

Thank you Dear!


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