Thursday, March 8, 2012

Asparagus Pesto with Blue Cheese

Asparagus has a ton of health benefits. Here is one way to take advantage of them.

1 lb fresh asparagus
1/4 cup almonds
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup blue cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Cut asparagus ends off and discard. Then cut asparagus in half and cook it in water for 5-10 minutes until soft. Drain and set aside.
While the asparagus is cooking, roast almonds in a pan.
Combine coked asparagus, roasted almonds, grated Parmesan cheese and garlic in the food processor and blend together.
Add olive oil and blue cheese.
Serve over hot pasta.

It looks like asparagus is also used in beauty products:

There is even asparagus tea:

1 comment:

  1. I would rather eat whole asparagus... but, your idea is interesting.