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.
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