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Chive Asparagus Pesto

Chive Asparagus Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pesto #recipe

I learn the most marvelous things from my friends. This one I learned from one of my yoga friends: You don’t have to wait for basil season to have pesto.  She mentioned to us very casually that she had made chive pesto one day in conversation … and the conversation went on and we were talking about something else and my brain said “wait a minute … did she say CHIVE pesto?”

So I quizzed her a little on her method. She looked at me a little odd like don’t I know how to make chive pesto? Turns out, it’s just like making regular basil pesto except you use chives in place of the basil.

The flavor has a more intense onion flavor than pesto usually has, which is quite all right with me because I LOVE onions. It’s wonderful on sandwiches and I am sure it’s great on pasta  and pizza too. It’s so quick to make! If you have loads of chives coming up in the garden, give it a try. If they happen to be flowering, that’s quite all right–you can toss the flowers into the pesto too.

Chive & Asparagus Pesto

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Chive & Asparagus Pesto


  • A big handful of fresh chives (mine weighed 1.65 oz.) or green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pinon nuts
  • 1 - 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked leftover asparagus


  1. In a handi chopper or food processor, blend up all the ingredients until it forms a pretty green puree.


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Chive Asparagus Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pesto #recipe

This recipe was shared at What’d you do this weekend?,  Try a New Recipe TuesdayFood on Friday and Wednesday Extravaganza.

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2 Responses

  1. I have grown chives for several years now without using them very often. Now I have the perfect thing to do with them!

    August 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm

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