Asparagus with Pesto Cream Sauce
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Asparagus & eggs

Asparagus with Pesto Cream Sauce

Asparagus salad


This recipe was born out of the fact that my husband only eats three green vegetables: green beans, lettuce and asparagus.  That’s two more than when I first met him–in case anyone is counting.

I’ve been getting so bored with the same green veggie routine (salt, pepper, olive oil. repeat.) that for our Recipe Redux challenge, I took on asparagus and created a 7 ingredient or less simple recipe and made a full on meal out of it.  The combination of pesto and cottage cheese for the sauce, combined with the hard boiled egg on top fit the Redux criteria:  Simple to love. Simple to cook. Simple to buy for.


And, because asparagus is the “IT” girl of the season, it’s only appropriate to dress it up a bit.   The chance that it will grace your Easter or Passover table is great….am I right? So what that many of us will have stinky pee after eating it–it’s worth it. Like I always say, sulfur and stinky pee are no reason to forgo cooking or eating asparagus.

The hubs response, you ask? As the fork neared his mouth, his only request was a glass of water before he tasted it….just in case.


Needless to say, I enjoyed it immensely.

asparagus 2

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  • Deanna Segrave-Daly
    Posted at 10:24h, 22 March

    Girlfriend, I’m married to the same husband – those are the only 3 veggies he eats too. I guarantee this would be “too tricky” for him. More for me! (Can I feature in my hard boiled egg recipe round-up next week??)

    • Robin
      Posted at 11:38h, 22 March

      It kind drives me nuts–I get soooo bored! Yes, please do feature—I’m honored!

  • Tawnie Kroll
    Posted at 11:55h, 22 March

    Creative! Such a fun way to enjoy asparagus! 🙂

  • Shannon @ KISS in the Kitchen
    Posted at 16:54h, 22 March

    This recipe looks SO fresh and delish- love the hard boiled egg on top. And stinky pee- always worth it with asparagus!

  • EA-The Spicy RD
    Posted at 18:31h, 22 March

    Such a creative, yet simple dish! I am counting my blessings that my hubby eats pretty much any green or other colored veggie, except for bell peppers. And now I am curious…what was the one green veggie your husband was eating when you first met???

    • Robin
      Posted at 23:06h, 22 March

      EA, you are fortunate! Do you want to take a guess on the veggie my husband ate when we met? It starts with a L and ends with a e…..

  • Lauren Grant
    Posted at 21:45h, 22 March

    Robin, this looks so delicious! What a great side dish, thanks!

    • Robin
      Posted at 23:05h, 22 March

      Thanks, Lauren! 🙂

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  • diane
    Posted at 08:58h, 28 March

    Ha! Love your intro. This is so creative. I must give it a try. Asparagus was on sale last week and I bought 3 bunches. There’s one left so I can make this!

  • Amanda Napolitano
    Posted at 18:53h, 14 August

    I can’t find the recipe on this page anywhere! Can someone please help? I wanted to make this for dinner tonight! Thanks so much! It looks delicious!