Nutty Asparagus Basil Pesto on Spaghetti

I love Italian food and look for an opportunity to cook quite often. This time I made a healthy Pesto sauce on Spaghetti and boy my evening meal was made #Italian #NuttyAsparagusBasilPesto #MadhubishsKitchen #foodie #foodies #foodphotography #photograph

Course – Main Meal

Cuisine – Italian

Author – Madhubish’s Kitchen

Difficulty level – Easy

Serves – 2 people

Preparation time -10 mins. Cooking time-15 mins


1 cup Asparagus with heads cut

2 Tbsp peanuts roasted

1 cup Basil chopped

1 tsp chilli flakes

2-3 garlic cloves

1 lime juice

Salt as per taste

Black pepper powder as per taste

3-4 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup Spaghetti


For the Pesto

Roast the peanuts in a pan on low flame for 5 mins. Take care not to burn. Keep stirring. Set aside. Keep the heads of asparagus. In a pan heat olive oil and add the asparagus. Fry for 3-4 mins. Set aside. In a blender add asparagus, peanuts, lime juice, garlic cloves, basil leaves, 2 Tbsp olive oil, salt and black pepper powder, chilli flakes. Churn and blend smooth. Blend for few more times until smooth and add olive oil to get a smooth consistency. The Pesto is ready. In a bowl heat water and add a little salt. Add the Spaghetti and cook a’la dante. The water should be absorbed and not drained. Set aside and add the Pesto. Mix well. Plate and enjoy hot

Nutty Asparagus Basil Pesto on Spaghetti 😊

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