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Asparagus and White Bean Pesto Pasta is the perfect light spring vegetarian dinner. | livinglou.com
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Asparagus, White Bean Pesto Pasta

Enjoy the fresh vegetables of spring with this simple, protein packed vegetarian pasta dish.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 375 g package whole wheat pasta
  • 3 tbsp prepared pesto, or to taste
  • 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 19 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon


  • Cook pasta to package directions and toss with pesto.
  • Steam asparagus for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Shock in a cold water bath to stop cooking.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pan, add tomato and cook for 2-5 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with asparagus, white beans green onions and pasta.
  • Sprinkle with lemon and serve.


Recipe by Louisa Clements
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