Basil Pesto, Asparagus and Broad Bean Pasta

 

Ingredients

For the pesto
50g Basil Leaves
1 Garlic Clove
100ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
50g Nutritional Yeast
15g Pine Nuts
Salt

For the pasta
500g Pasta
300g Asparagus
200g Broad Beans

Method

  1. Pesto can be done in different ways. The best way is to make a garlic paste using a pestle and mortar and then mix in the basil leaves. Paste well until nice and smooth and add the pine nuts and continue to paste.
  2. Add the yeast, salt and oil and once the pesto is creamy and grainy it is ready.
  3. If you don't have a pestle and mortar, you can use a food processor and blend all of the pesto ingredients along with one ice cube to preserve the green color of the basil.
  4. Trim, slice and cook the asparagus and the broad beans in salty boiling water for 3 minutes and mix with the pesto.
  5. Cook the pasta in the same water you cooked the asparagus and the broad beans, drain and mix with the pesto. Add a ladle of cooking water if too dry.

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