Swap almonds for the usual pine nuts in this twist on classic pesto, and turn it into a one-dish meal with a few bright vegetables. This pesto recipe doubles easily; keep any extra in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week. It's delicious on crostini for a quick bite, or served with roast chicken or salmon.
'This delicious recipe will turn anyone into an asparagus lover,' promises Sarah Porter of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. 'My husband used to turn up his nose at asparagus. Now he asks me to make this dish! It's perfect with pork or poultry.'
Velvety asparagus soup, lovely green color, great with crunchy rolls. My friend gave me this recipe, it originally used chicken broth. When my daughter became vegetarian, I modified it with vegetable broth instead! It also doubles easily. This soup will tempt even asparagus haters!
I created this casserole one day while trying to find a good recipe for leftover ham. Instead of resorting to scalloped potatoes and ham, or ham and noodles. I tried asparagus. Everyone liked it so well, I've made it ever since.--Helen Ostronic, Omaha, Nebraska