ZENB Linguine with Asparagus Pistachio Pesto


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 262g
Servings: 4

Calories: 390

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat19g24%
Saturated Fat3g15%
Trans Fat0g
Dietary Fiber10g36%
Total Sugar3g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 10%
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 138mg 10%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 726mg 15%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Pasta Variety

This ZENB Linguine with Asparagus Pistachio Pesto recipe is an earthy and hearty Spring dish. Perfect for a side dish or balanced, meatless meal, this delectable meal is a good source of fiber and filled with fresh flavor.


  • 8 ounces ZENB Linguine made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pistachios
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes



Cook asparagus in large pot of simmering water for 2-3 minutes until tender. Transfer asparagus to clean bowl using slotted spoon. Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package in same pot. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water; drain.


Add cooked asparagus, basil and garlic to food processor. Pulse for 5-10 seconds until coarsely chopped. Add pistachios, lemon juice and salt; pulse for 5-10 seconds to form thick paste. Add olive oil and 2 tablespoons Parmesan; process for 10-15 seconds until smooth.


Combine pasta and pesto in large serving bowl. Add reserved pasta water; toss coated. Top with remaining Parmesan and crushed red pepper flakes before serving.

Tasty Tips

Toast pistachios in a dry skillet over medium-low heat while stirring the nuts frequently 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.

Toasting pistachios improves the texture, flavor, and adds more complexity to the pesto

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