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Asparagus and Pepita Pesto [Vegan]

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This pesto is totally addicting, and so creamy and good! The pepitas makes the pesto a little crunchy and unique, so be sure to try it out!

Asparagus and Pepita Pesto [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan




  • 1/2-pound asparagus, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add pepitas and cook for 3 minutes. They will begin to pop and that’s okay. Keep stirring them around to cook every side. Next, add in the asparagus and cook for another 3 minutes, again, still stirring it around. Finally, add in the spinach and garlic and cook until the spinach wilts, about 3 more minutes.
  2. Add all ingredients into your food processor and mix until smooth. I like to use a food processor so that the pepitas stay a little crunchy. If you want it super smooth, use a VitaMix or strong blender. You may want to add a little more oil as well if you like it super smooth.





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