This is so, SO good, though I did make a couple of tweaks based on what some other reviewers have mentioned. I added 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice, kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste, and a handful (about 6) fresh basil leaves. Good golly!! I had to stop myself from shoveling it straight down my throat! :) Ended up using it as a "condiment" in some tilapia fish foil packets along with fresh spinach/zucc/squash/bell pepper and the flavor was fantastic! Can't wait to try this on pasta and as a dip for raw veggies and even tortilla chips. Would be great on bruschetta also. THANKS for sharing!
LOVED IT...kept it really raw and vegan by using nutritional yeast, lemon and ground walnuts as my "parm"...doubled everything but the oil added sea salt, and tri pepper and served with raw crackies and sprouted alphalpha as really green sammies ...super good ! ;) Thanks for a great recipe share...so versatile - gonna be pulling this out of my bag a tricks a lot!! ;)
Excellent! We enjoyed ours over zucchini "spaghetti" and it was plumb wonderful! We love pesto, so this will become a staple in our house as a dressing for "pasta" and a veggie dip. Thank you so much for posting!
Easy, and very good. We served it over brown rice this evening. Made it as written the first time so that I could rate it. Warrants the 5-stars. In subsequent versions, we've added lemon juice--keeps it bright green and adds some citrus. We've also added basil.
This is delicious. I reduced the oil to 1/3 cup, and I added black pepper and the juice of half a lemon. It was very bright and flavourful on its own, but I found the flavour was much more muted when served on pasta and fish.
this was very good!! I did about half the oil... used vegan Parmesan cheese... added some fresh basil... added some lemon juice... and some almond milk to make it more creamy/pourable ... oh, and just a little vegan mozzarella cheese... and used it for pasta! it was great!! And I dont even LIKE asparagus!! so that's sayin a WHOLE lot!!
We got a ton of asparagus in our Bountiful Basket last week, and this recipe was a great easy way to use some of it in a new way. We are garlic lovers in this house, therefore this recipe was WELL received. Glad I tried it out just before St. Patty's, this will be a great easy green side to bring to a get-together this weekend (good thing mistletoe isn't a part of this holiday... I still taste the garlic a day later). I am very intrigued by the flavor of raw asparagus (I had never tried it raw before this) and will keep trying this recipe with my own twists and ad-libs depending on what we've got at home. And I agree with Leslie, we are also feeling cleansed. ;)
Never would I have thought I'd actually enjoy eating the dreaded asparagus, but when it's dipped in this heavenly creation called pesto, It's to DIE for
This was great way to use up excess asparagus! I added some basil and lemon juice plus pepper. It was a hit with all.
I never thought of using asaragus for a pesto. I cut the oil in half, used 1 large clove of garlic, zest of one lemon and about 3 T. of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of slivered almonds-toasted, and a dash of cayenne and salt. Tasted great!