Robin's Parmesan-Asparagus Spread
I adapted this recipe from one I saw on TV and my husband loved it! I like to serve this spread on oven-toasted Tuscan pane bread, first spread with a thin layer of cream or goat cheese, as a light lunch. Enjoy!
- Serves: 2 persons
- 2tablespoons olive oil
- 2cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- 1pound frozen cut asparagus
- 2tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2tablespoons capers
Step 1Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook 1 minute until fragrant. Add the cut asparagus, and continue cooking until tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the pistachios, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute longer.
Step 2Place the asparagus mixture into a blender or food processor. Add the Parmesan cheese and capers. Process until pureed. Cool before serving.