Roasted Asparagus Pesto Farfalle

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Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?

 

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Sometimes the simplest things are the best and I’m not trying to start out my week being all complicated.

 

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Because life is complicated enough.

 

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Let’s keep things simple on this Monday.

 

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And have some spring comfort food.

 

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I’m going to keep it simple and let this Roasted Asparagus Pesto Farfalle speak for itself.

 

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I hope your week is uncomplicated.

 

Roasted Asparagus Pesto Farfalle

Ingredients

  • 12 - 15 asparagus spears
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 pound Parnesan, reserve a couple of tablespoons for garnish
  • 1/4 cup raw slivered almonds
  • 1/2 pound uncooked farfalle pasta
  • Couple of hand fulls of grape tomatoes, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions
  3. Spread asparagus out on a baking sheet, toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt, roast for 10 - 12 minutes, and set aside to cool (time depends on size - you want it to be soft, but not overcooked or crunchy)
  4. Roughly cut asparagus into 1 inch pieces
  5. Combine asparagus, garlic, Parmesan, and almonds in a food processor, pulse several times to combine
  6. Slowly stream in olive oil with food processor running on low
  7. Toss pesto with warm pasta and top with tomato halves and Parmesan
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Note:  This pesto is best the same day it’s prepared.

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36 Responses to Roasted Asparagus Pesto Farfalle

  1. Oh my geniusness!! I LOVE asparagus, however I never thought of turning it into a sauce!! This is seriously so clever & so uncomplicated. True love is happening over here between my eyes, your photos/recipe and my belly! #Rumbling. Yum!! Making this for sure! Cheers, to life being uncomplicated. And to delicious BeerGirl Recipes!

    • Thanks Erin! And “scrambling” – LOL pun intended? This is absolutely an easy weeknight dish.

  2. Pesto pasta is one of my all-time favorites! And the roasted asparagus really takes this to a whole new level. Here’s to uncomplicated life and warmer weather…oh, and delicious food, too! 🙂

    • Pesto is a favorite over here too, David. And Cheers! I will drink to all of those things! Thanks!

  3. The simplest things are the best, Rachelle! This looks so delicious and springy and perfect. I’m a big fan of farfalle!

    • Thanks Medha! You could totally make this vegan with that vegan parmesan they sell at Whole Foods then you could bring pesto back into your life!

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