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Asparagus Season - Recipes

Asparagus, a member of the Lily family.is a nutrient-dense food which in high in Folic Acid and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin. Asparagus has No Fat, contains No Cholesterol and is low in Sodium.

All of these facts make asparagus a nutritionally wise choice for today's health-conscious consumer.

Asparagus Pesto

1 pound fresh asparagus
3 fresh basil leaves (or dash of dry)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 small clove raw garlic
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. olive oil
8 ounces bow tie pasta or egg noodles

Cook spaghetti al dente and drain. Add one tbsp. olive oil to hot drained spaghetti. Place remaining oil and asparagus and all other ingredients in blender. Blend smooth and serve over pasta.

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Source: http://www.asparagus.org

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