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Radieschen-Pesto mit Spargel

Radish pesto with asparagus

June 14th, 2020 | main dishes

If you get a bunch of radishes with crisp fresh leaves from your greengrocer or you can even harvest radishes in your own garden, you shouldn’t throw away the green. Try this delicious pesto. It is easy to make and tastes great, for example with asparagus.

Radish pesto with asparagus Radish pesto with asparagus

I tried the radish pesto for the first time this year. We were thrilled: the fresh green, the aroma – just great! Of course, it does not only taste great with asparagus, but just as well with pasta, as a spread or with steamed may turnips.

My recipe is for four servings of pesto with asparagus plus two small glasses of pesto that you can use for another dish. Unfortunately, the pesto only lasts a few days in the fridge, but it is far too delicious to be left there for a long time anyway.

Radish pesto with asparagus

(makes 4 servings plus 2 small storage jars)

50 g pine nuts
roast in a pan without fat until golden-brown, put a tablespoon aside for the garnish
1 bunch of radishes with fresh crisp leaves
wash the radish leaves, spin dry or pat dry, put the radishes aside
60 parmesan cheese, grated
1 clove of garlic
80 - 100 ml of olive oil
½ ts salt
use a hand blender to process all ingredients together with the pine nuts and the radish leaves into a creamy paste
6 radishes
dice very finely
2 kg asparagus
peel and cook in boiling water with a little salt, sugar and butter for about 8 - 10 minutes, not too soft
arrange the asparagus with the radish pesto on plates, serve garnished with the diced radishes and pine nuts

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