Asparagus Pesto

Number of Servings: 8 (88 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 25 min.
Asparagus Pesto

Did you know that pesto can be made not only with just about any green, but with a wide variety of vegetables? Asparagus is the superstar in this recipe, and just like any other pesto, you can make it last longer by freezing it.


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup olive oil


  1. Cook asparagus in boiling water for 4-6 minutes, until tender. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid and drain.
  2. Cool and chop asparagus.
  3. Add all ingredients except reserved liquid to a food processor and process until well blended, drizzling in the reserved cooking liquid to reach desired texture.
  4. Use in place of pesto in any recipe.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 88 g

Amount per serving
Calories 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 4mg 2%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 70mg 6%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Potassium 175mg 4%
Vitamin A 38.4mcg 4%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Vitamin E 3.1mg 20%
Vitamin K 33.4mcg 30%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 1.5mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 37.4mcg 9%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 2.9mcg 10%
Chloride 131.9mg 6%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 0%
Phosphorus 85.4mg 6%
Iodine 0.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 21.7mg 6%
Zinc 0.7mg 10%
Selenium 3.5mcg 6%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4.7mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Asparagus, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor), Almonds, Lemon Juice, Garlic.

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