- 1 pound of fresh asparagus (ends removed)
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup lightly toasted pine nuts
- 1/3cup olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- juice from 1/2 a lemon
- about 1/2 tsp. salt
Cook asparagus in boiling water for about 4 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water. Chop asparagus, reserving 2 tips for garnish. Place asparagus,cheese, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt in food processor. Process till smooth about 1 minute, scraping down sides as needed.Serve with favorite crackers, happy spring.