Robin's Parmesan-Asparagus Spread


I adapted this recipe from one I saw on TV and my husband loved it! I like to serve this spread on oven-toasted Tuscan pane bread, first spread with a thin layer of cream or goat cheese, as a light lunch. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 cups


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 1 pound frozen cut asparagus

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons capers


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook 1 minute until fragrant. Add the cut asparagus, and continue cooking until tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the pistachios, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute longer.

  2. Place the asparagus mixture into a blender or food processor. Add the Parmesan cheese and capers. Process until pureed. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

52 Calories
4g Fat
2g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.