Asparagus in Pesto Sauce

Asparagus in Pesto Sauce


  • 2 cups asparagus
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bag of pine nuts (2oz)


  1. Wash and trim asparagus.
  2. Take 2 cups of water to a boil in a wide pan (wide enough to fit the asparagus).
  3. Place asparagus in boiling water for a couple of minutes just to get lightly softer.
  4. In multi-processor, mix basil, salt, olive oil and the pine nuts and mix it well until become a loose pasty mixture.
  5. Place asparagus in serving dish, add pesto. Serve warm.


Total fat may be slightly higher than the sum of individual fat totals due to rounding or lack of available information (some food items in the software do not have an indicated breakdown of mono- and polyunsaturated fats).

Serving Suggestions

Serve it as a side dish. It goes well especially chicken or fish.

Courtesy of:
Raquel Pereira MS RD LD

Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe: 4 

Amount Per Serving Calories 139 

Total Fat 13.1g

Saturated Fat 1.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.2g 

Total Carbohydrate 4.5g

Dietary Fiber 1.9g 

Protein 3.4g

Exchanges per Serving

1 non-starchy vegetable
2½ fat 

0 Carbohydrate Choice