Peas and Asparagus with Arugula Pesto

Add this vibrant dish to your favorite pasta to take it from vegetable side dish to healthy main course.
By Deena Wachtel
Peas and Asparagus with Arugula Pesto

Peas and Asparagus with Arugula Pesto
 
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Add this vibrant dish to your favorite pasta to take it from vegetable side dish to healthy main course.
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Recipe Type: Side
Ingredients
  • 2 cups freshly shelled peas
  • 1 cup asparagus - diced
  • ½ cup arugula pesto (recipe below)
  • olive oil
  • salt / pepper to taste
Pesto
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • ¼ cup pine nuts - toasted
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt / pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat a saute pan until hot.
  2. Add a bit of olive oil and then throw in the asparagus and shelled peas.
  3. Cook for a few minutes until soft - but still have a bite to them.
  4. Add pesto. Mix to warm through.
  5. Serve with a big smile.
Pesto
  1. Toast pine nuts until fragrant.
  2. Throw in a blender with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Whirl until chopped, mixed and blended.
  4. Season to taste.

Deena Wachtel

Deena is a stay at home foodie, obsessed with food and intent on changing her finicky family into a foodie family. She lives by a set of FOODosophies and has pledged to get her kids into the kitchen to teach them how to cook and love good tasting food. It's not always pretty and there are nights when the kids go hungry. But, for her, it's all for the greater good. She blogs daily at stayathomeFOODIE.com.

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