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Asparagus Pesto Pasta



4 portion(s)


  • 350 grams Barilla Spaghetti No.3
  • 10 grams olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1500 grams water



  • 2 bunches asparagus spears, Cut into 3's
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 60 grams olive oil
  • 80 grams baby spinach
  • 80 grams Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 50 grams toasted pine nuts
  • salt to taste

Recipe's preparation

    Grating Parmesan Cheese
  1. Describe the preparation steps of your recipe

  2. Grate Parmesan cheese for 6 seconds / speed 9.

    Set aside.

  3. Cooking the Spaghettini
  4. Add water, oil and salt into the TM bowl and bring it up to Varoma temperature / speed 2.

    Once water has reached Varoma temperature, restart the time at 8.5 minutes / Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting / Varoma, with MC off, and feed the spaghettini through the top of lid.

    Once all the spaghettini has been fed through, place the asparagus spears in the Varoma tray and place on top of the TM bowl, to be cooked the same time as the pasta.

    Drain pasta and drizzle with a little olive oil, so it doesn't dry up.

    Set asparagus aside separately.


  5. Making the Pesto
  6. Grate the garlic cloves in a clean TM bowl for 3 seconds / speed 7.

    Scrape the garlic down into the bowl.

    Add the half cooked asparagus and 30g of olive oil into the bowl and cook for 5 minutes / 100 degrees / speed 1.

    Add the spinach, pine nuts, grated cheese, remaining oil and salt into the TM bowl and blend for 1 minute / speed 9.

    Mix the pesto thoroughly into the cooked spaghettini.


  7. Garnish
  8. You can garnish with some cooked asparagus heads, baby spinach, toasted pinenuts, flat parsley leaves, grated Parmesan cheese or cherry tomatoes.


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The thicker the pasta, the longer it will take to cook. For this step, make sure that the asparagus are not steamed for longer than the required time.

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  • I made this for the 1st time last night not bad...

    Submitted by sjalocha on 9. October 2017 - 16:03.

    I made this for the 1st time last night not bad for pesto & a different way to use asparagus which I liked. I think it could of use something extra to give it a bit more flavour maybe add some chicken pieces or sun dried tomatoes? But I would certainly make again & keep adapting it 😊

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