Basil Pesto, Asparagus & Broad Bean Pasta

A fresh, summery and seasonal dish…

This pasta dish is full of fresh and summery flavours. The pine nuts and the broad beans perfectly compliment each other while the pesto sauce acts as a rich creamy texture, making this a fine main for any occasion.



4 servings


Plant Based / Contains Nuts

Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

15 minutes


  • Pesto
  • 50g Basil Leaves

  • 1 Garlic Clove

  • 100ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 50g Nutritional Yeast

  • 15g Pine Nuts

  • Salt

  • Pasta
  • 500g Pasta

  • 300g Asparagus

  • 200g Broad Beans


  • Pesto can be done in different ways. The best way is to make a garlic paste using a pestle and mortar and then mix in the basil leaves. Paste well until nice and smooth and add the pine nuts and continue to paste.
  • Add the yeast, salt and oil and once the pesto is creamy and grainy it is ready.
  • If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, you can use a food processor and blend all of the pesto ingredients along with one ice cube to preserve the green colour of the basil.
  • Trim, slice and cook the asparagus as well as adding the broad beans in salty boiling water for 3 minutes and mix with the pesto.
  • Cook the pasta in the same water you cooked the asparagus and the broad beans, drain and mix with the pesto. Add a ladle of cooking water if too dry.
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