12 min       10 min        | PORTION: 4


    

The bottom half of 15 asparaguses
1/2 cup of almonds
2 garlic cloves
2/3 cup of fresh basil leaves, packed
4 leaves of fresh sage
1 green onion
The zest and juice of half a lemon
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/4 tsp. of salt

1/2 cup of shredded white potato
1 tsp. of olive oil
1/4 tsp. of garlic powder
1/4 tsp. of paprika
1 tbsp. of nutritional yeast

1 package of GoGo Quinoa Super Grains Pasta Fusilli (227g)
The top half of 15 asparaguses (with the head)
1 tbsp. of olive oil
3 cups of spinach
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat the oven at 400F.
  2. Rinse the asparagus and cut them in half. The top half of the asparagus with the head will be used in the pasta, the bottom half of the asparagus will be used in the pesto. Before dividing the asparagus in half, make sure to cut the woody bottom off and throw it away.
  3. In a food processor, add the bottom half of the asparagus as well as all of the ingredients “FOR THE PESTO”. On high intensity, mix until you obtain a smooth pesto. Set aside.
  4. With a strainer, quickly rinse the shredded potato. Using your fingers press down the shredded potato to eliminate any excess of water.
  5. In a small bowl, add the shredded potatoes as well as the ingredients “FOR THE FAUXMAGE”. Mix until well combined. On a baking sheet, spread out the fauxmage and bake for about 5 to 8 minutes.
  6. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. When your pasta is 4 minutes away from being ready, add the top half of the asparagus. Strain the pasta and the asparagus once ready.
  7. In a large skillet, add the olive oil and the spinach and wilt over medium heat until softened.
  8. Add the pasta, the asparagus, the tomatoes and half of the pesto to the large spinach skillet. Mix until the pasta is evenly coated with pesto.
  9. Serve warm in a bowl topped with fauxmage.

The other half of the pesto can be preserved in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. Simply add the pesto to a Ziploc bag and gently press down to eliminate the air. Seal the bag and freeze. The next time you want to use the pesto you can simply break out the piece of pesto that is needed for your recipe.

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