There are bunches of asparagus available just about everywhere in Ontario right now. I received a bunch in my share basket this week so I wanted to use it in a way that would preserve this delicious stalky green vegetable. I’ve created a versatile recipe that allows you to add asparagus into multiple dishes. I have included the recipe for the pesto, as well as a few other recipes where you can use it. My family absolutely loves this pesto – the flavour enhances even the most boring dishes and pairs well with eggs, pasta and even slathered on a nice piece of crusty bread!
The pesto can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, ready to be included in a quick weeknight meal! This egg salad recipe is also PERFECT for picnics. You can bring the filling and pita pockets with you and assemble the sandwiches at the park.
Another great way to enjoy this pesto is to toss it with your favourite pasta. Toss it with a little extra-virgin olive oil and red pepper flakes (for some heat) and top with fresh Parmesan cheese!
This recipe was first features in Lady York Food’s (Toronto) Spring/Summer Magazine. I am excited to share it with you all, here, especially those who did not get a chance to pick up one of the magazines! Enjoy!