SPRING PESTO PASTA WITH ASPARAGUS AND CHIVES #vegan #vegetarian #soup #breakfast #lunch

With just a couple of brief a long time until the official beginning of spring, I'm as of now observing asparagus start to heap up in my nearby markets. Which means this is the season when I over-burden on asparagus and make my preferred spring dishes. One nibble of this spring pesto pasta with asparagus, and you also will be moved to hotter days.

There's something about matching pesto with pasta that makes a generally overwhelming dish feel light. I added a little mozzarella cheddar to help tie the dish together (in the event that you toss it in while the pasta is still warm, it softens wonderfully!). Truly, this fair poses a flavor like spring detonated in my mouth. What's more, a dish that lone takes 20 minutes, including planning time, to that blast is my sort of supper!

In the event that you don't care for asparagus, no stresses! Simply sub in crisp english peas or sautéed slopes on the off chance that you can discover them. I cherish making my own basil pesto, however on the off chance that you have a brand you know and love, utilize that. Furthermore, it will chop the planning time down as well! You could likewise make a pesto with profoundly pined for garlic scapes, which are just in season during the late-winter.

Maybe the best piece of this dish is that it's similarly as great served warm in the winter or spring as it is served cold or room temperature as a pasta plate of mixed greens in the late spring. In any case, this may turn into your new most loved veggie lover pasta!
SPRING PESTO PASTA WITH ASPARAGUS AND CHIVES #vegan #vegetarian #soup #breakfast #lunch
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. pasta  (I used farfalle)
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup chives, finely chopped
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add asparagus. Cook for 3 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of ice water. Let cool, then drain.
  2. Bring the same pot of water back up to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 11 minutes, or until al dente, then drain, reserving about 1/4 cup of cooking water.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, asparagus, and basil pesto. Toss until pasta is evenly coated with pesto. If the sauce is too thick, begin pouring in reserved pasta water (about 2 tablespoons at a time) until sauce reaches desired consistency. Add chives, lemon zest, and mozzarella, and stir just to combine.
  4. Divide pasta into bowls and top with Parmesan cheese. If eating immediately, serve hot. You can also serve it cold or at room temperature as this also makes a fantastic vegetarian pasta salad!

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