Ramp Pesto Pasta

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Ramp Pesto Pasta

Serves 6


1 pound of pasta, any shape you prefer

1 bunch of ramps, washed and trimmed

1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup of pine nuts or walnuts

Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until it is al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water before draining the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, prepare the ramp pesto. In a food processor or blender, combine the ramps, grated parmesan cheese, pine nuts or walnuts, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped.

With the food processor or blender running, slowly pour the extra-virgin olive oil into the mixture until it forms a smooth pesto.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta and ramp pesto. Toss to coat the pasta evenly, adding the reserved pasta cooking water as needed to thin out the sauce.

Serve the Ramp Pesto Pasta immediately.

This recipe is both delicious and sustainable because it features ramps, which are a seasonal and locally-grown vegetable. By using pine nuts or walnuts instead of cashews or other high-impact nuts, you can reduce the environmental impact of the recipe. Plus, by reserving the pasta cooking water and using it to thin out the sauce instead of using extra oil or cream, you can create a delicious and eco-friendly dish. Enjoy your Ramp Pesto Pasta!

  • Calories: 565
  • Total Fat: 29g
    • Saturated Fat: 5g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 214mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 64g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Total Sugars: 2g
    • Added Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 14g

The nutritional values provided are for one serving, and please keep in mind that these values may vary based on the brand and quantity of ingredients used.