Pasta with pesto and asparagus makes for a nice quick meal. I made this in the spring, hence the use of asparagus, but in the summer I would substitute another seasonal vegetable such as green beans or peas.
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To make this dish, I started with cooking the pasta, and while it was cooking I cooked garlic in olive oil, then added the mushroom and the asparagus stalks. After some time I added the asparagus heads. After I drained the pasta I added turmeric, salt and pepper to the pan, along with a little bit of Parmesan. Once the cheese started to melt, I added a bit of milk and the pasta, and stirred until there was no liquid left. It is topped with some additional Parmesan.
Last year I posted a picture of green asparagus cooked with milk and turmeric. It is equally tasty when prepared with white asparagus, and the bright colour of the turmeric is far more visible.
I’m still enjoying the asparagus season. Today’s lunch was garlic-Parmesan asparagus.