Penne with Asparagus and Lemon Pesto

Penne with Asparagus and Lemon Pesto

  • Prepare: 10M
  • Cook: 10M
  • Total: 20M
Penne with Asparagus and Lemon Pesto

Penne with Asparagus and Lemon Pesto

Ingredients

  • Produce

    • 1 bunch Asparagus
    • 1/2 cup Basil
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Lemon - juiced
    • 1/2 cup Parsley
  • Canned Goods

    • 1 Veggie bouillon cube
  • Pasta & Grains

    • 2 cups Penne
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 Black pepper - a few, twists
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1/4 cup Pine nuts
  • Dairy

    • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • Liquids

    • 1 Little pasta water - about 1 or 2 tbs.
  • Time
  • Prepare: 10M
  • Cook: 10M
  • Total: 20M

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Description

A bright and lemony pesto sauce with penne and asparagus. A quick and easy spring meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne
  • 1 veggie bouillon cube
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon - juiced
  • ½ cup parsley
  • ½ cup basil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • Black pepper - a few twists
  • A little pasta water - about 1 or 2 tbs.
  • ¼ cup of pine nuts

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add penne and veggie bouillon cube. Cooking according to package directions.
  • Wash and snap off the tough ends of asparagus. Slice asparagus into 1 to 2 inch pieces.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a sauté pan. Add just washed asparagus (with a little water clinging to the asparagus) and 1 minced garlic clove, cover pan and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes. Give the pan a shake after 2 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice, parsley, basil, 1 garlic clove, olive oil, parmesan and black pepper to a mini food processor. Puree to create the pesto. If its too dry add just a touch of pasta water - 1 tbs at a time.
  • Add asparagus to a bowl, wipe out the sauté pan and add pine nuts. Heat pan over medium heat and gently shake the pan till the nuts turn golden brown.
  • Drain penne and add to the asparagus.
  • Toss pasta and asparagus with pesto and toasted pine nuts and serve.
  • Serves: 2
  • Prepare: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
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Penne with Asparagus and Lemon Pesto - Green Valley Kitchen

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Penne with asparagus and lemon pesto. A bright and lemony pesto sauce with penne and asparagus. A quick and easy spring meal.

Penne with Asparagus and Lemon Pesto

  • Produce

    • 1 bunch Asparagus
    • 1/2 cup Basil
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Lemon - juiced
    • 1/2 cup Parsley
  • Canned Goods

    • 1 Veggie bouillon cube
  • Pasta & Grains

    • 2 cups Penne
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 Black pepper - a few, twists
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1/4 cup Pine nuts
  • Dairy

    • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • Liquids

    • 1 Little pasta water - about 1 or 2 tbs.

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Penne with Asparagus and Lemon Pesto - Green Valley Kitchen

Penne with asparagus and lemon pesto. A bright and lemony pesto sauce with penne and asparagus. A quick and easy spring meal.