Pasta with Ramp Pesto

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Pasta with Ramp Pesto
Pasta with Ramp Pesto
Will Budiaman

Pasta with Ramp Pesto

Ramps, if you've never had them before, are wild leeks that pop up with a very limited season during the spring. They taste a bit like scallions — spicy and pungent, but with fresh herbal notes. The leaves form a deep green pesto that's got more kick than any other pesto you've probably tasted, even arugula. So, a little goes a long way then. Use with caution.

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6
Servings
390
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches ramps, green parts only
  • 3/4 Cups grated pecorino romano
  • 1/2 Cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3/4 Cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Pound pasta, cooked, for serving

Directions

Combine the ramps, cheese, and pine nuts in the bowl of a food processor. With the machine running, slowly stream in the olive oil until a smooth paste is formed. Toss the desired amount with the cooked pasta and serve.

Pasta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients.Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Pasta Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
60%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Protein
7g
15%
Carbs
5g
2%
Vitamin A
35µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.1%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin E
5mg
26%
Vitamin K
101µg
100%
Calcium
205mg
20%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
29µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
29µg
7%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
43mg
11%
Monounsaturated
23g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.5%
Phosphorus
204mg
29%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
186mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.9%
Sodium
243mg
10%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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