Ramp Pesto Mediterranean Pasta

Ramp Pesto Mediterranean Pasta

Ramps are an early spring, garlicky tasting plant, which can be harvested in the Northeast.

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Cooking Level: Medium
Category: Dinner
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About the Recipe

Ramps are an early spring plant that can be harvested in the Northeast of the US. Ramps are very garlicky and are a great addition to your next pasta dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Ramps
  • 1 handful Fresh Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Chopped Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup Mixed Olives
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1/2 box Pasta of your Choice

Directions

  1. Prepare Pasta as according to box
  2. In a food processor, mix together ramps, parsley, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice until you get a chunky puree
  3. With a machine running, add olive oil in a slow stream, until mixture is smooth; add more oil if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Once pasta is done cooking, drain and put into large serving bowl.
  5. Pour pesto, olives and roasted red peppers over pasta and mix throughout.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

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