Asparagus & Pesto Pasta for 1

Normally I make dinners that serve 4 to 6 people and I tend to either freeze it in portions or take it for lunch the next few days. I came home super late from work tonight and I really didn’t want to spend ages cooking food that I will most likely just freeze and eat at a later time.


I wanted something super satisfying and comforting so of course it had to be a pasta dish, honestly I’m not sure about you but I always crave starches when I have had a long and crappy day at work.


I knew it had to be something quick to cook and I really wasn’t feeling anything heavy like a creamy or tomato-y sauce which meant there was only……


I have been all about pesto lately, I have an amazing pesto bread stick recipe that I must post sometime soon, I just need too cook the recipe once again to get photo’s for the post and I just keep putting it off, I have been super lax with the blog lately.


Asparagus & Pesto Pasta for 1

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup basil leaves and stems
  • 1 Tbsp pine nuts
  • ½ the juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 packet of asparagus
  • 1 cup dry pasta


  1. Boil pasta as per packet instructions, when the pasta is almost cooked add in the asparagus.
  2. Before you drain the pasta and asparagus save 2 tbsps of the water then drain the pasta and asparagus and rinse under cold water.
  3. In a blender add spinach, basil, pine nuts, lemon juice, garlic and 1 tbsp of saved boiling water then blitz till smooth. If the pesto is too dry and in the remaining saved water.
  4. Serve the pasta and asparagus topped with pesto straight away.

I would suggest thoroughly mixing the pesto through the pasta which is what I did but the camera battery died before I got a photo.

If you are looking for a cheesier tasting pesto I would suggest adding 1 tsp of Nutritional powder as well.


There you have my quick, easy and tasty dinner for one. This pesto recipe is great to have on hand as it is wonderful with pretty much anything.

Look forward to more pesto related recipes soon.

Do you have a pesto recipe you think I should try?




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