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Raw Asparagus Pesto

A quick and easy way to incorporate the full nutritional value of raw asparagus - including antioxidants and phyto-nutrients - in your daily diet.

1 ½ - 2 cups

Updated: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 8:03am


  • 3-5 asparagus stalks
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ⅓ cup grated raw cheese (or parmesan cheese)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Chop woody ends of asparagus stalks and discard. Finely chop remaining asparagus.
  2. Place asparagus and remaining ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture becomes slightly creamy. If mixture sticks to the sides of the bowl, stop the processor and scrap the sides with a spatula. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Chill for at least 2-3 hours and serve as a dip or a sauce. Enjoy!