I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love pesto. I can’t get enough of it sometimes. It is so versatile and can be eaten with just about anything. Anyway, I recently received a container of Asparagus pesto with my CSA shares and it was delicious to say the least. I had never tried Asparagus pesto so it was quite a treat.
I decided to re- create the pesto, however this time I left out the pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. I instead tried it with sesame seeds and nutritional yeast. It was delicious. I topped it on my favorite salad and the rest is history.
According to the World’s Healthiest Food website (I love this website), asparagus is rich in vitamins and minerals. It also has amazing anti-cancer, anti-inflamatory and anti-oxidant benefits.
Asparagus is also high in fiber, it aids in the regulation of blood sugar and offers excellent support to our heart and digestive system.
What an awesome vegetable and what an amazing pesto it makes. I hope you give it try.
Have a healthy and safe weekend. See you again on Monday!
What is your favorite way to enjoy pesto?
- 1 cup Asparagus spears & tips
- 2 tbsp Avocado oil
- 1 tbsp Nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp Water
- 2 tsp Sesame seeds
- 1 tsp Lemon
- 4 cloves Garlic
- Sea salt- to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper- to taste
- In a food processor, place all the ingredients reserving only the oil for later use.
- Turn on the food processor and while it is processing, gently drizzle in 1 tbsp of oil via the opening in the food processor. Process until mixture is smooth.
- Be sure to scrape down the sides to ensure that all the ingredients process smoothly.
- Feel free to add additional liquid until you reach your desired consistency.
- Pour mixture into a serving bowl and drizzle the remaining oil to cover the top of the pesto.
- Pesto can be frozen and thawed for later use.