Asparagus with Labneh & Pesto (Vegetarian, Gluten, Grain Free & Low Carb)

Asparagus with Labneh & Pesto (Vegetarian, Gluten, Grain Free & Low Carb) From Above On A Plate

This recipe is for a delicious, quick and easy asparagus dish served with labneh, pesto and pistachio nuts. This dish only requires four main ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Serve this dish as a starter, side dish or even main course. It is both vegetarian, gluten, grain free and low carb.

Asparagus with Labneh & Pesto (Vegetarian, Gluten, Grain Free & Low Carb) Form Front Served on A Plate

Is there something asparagus does not pair well with? I can’t come to think of too many things at least. This is a wonderful, easy and quick dish made with quickly fried asparagus, labneh balls, pesto and pistachio nuts. So easy, only including a few ingredients, yet still so tasty and delicious. Have you ever tried labneh? I have to admit Im quite bad at using it, even though I really love it. So what is labneh? Labneh is a middle eastern cheese made out of strained yogurt. You can make/eat regular labneh spread which is creamy and slightly tart flavor. It is perfect to serve as a dip, include in sauces or season with different condiments. Then you have labneh balls. They are made the same way as labneh spread but are strained for 2-3 days instead of about 24 hours as labneh spread is. They are more firm and have an even more tangy than regular labneh spread. This dish is a wonderful mix of warm fried asparagus that have a little bitter taste mixed with the tangy, fresh and firm labneh balls, a wonderful flavorful pesto and crunchy pistachio nuts. This dish is perfect to serve both as an appetizer/starter, side dish or even main course. It is both vegetarian, gluten, grain free and low carb.

A few tips:

  • Remove the bottom part of the asparagus to make sure to avoid eating the “woody” dry part.
  • I love to just quickly fry my asparagus. Just until its warm, a little golden brown but still a bit crunchy on the inside. That makes it much more interesting and delicious than an override asparagus.
  • You can use any pesto that you like or prefer.
  • You can use different types of nuts if you don’t like pistachio nuts. Or use seeds if you want it nut free.
  • I would recommend you to serve this dish while the asparagus are freshly fried.
Asparagus with Labneh & Pesto (Vegetarian, Gluten, Grain Free & Low Carb) From Above On A Plate

Ingredients for this Asparagus with Labneh & Pesto:

  • Asparagus
  • Labneh balls
  • Pesto
  • Pistachio nuts
  • Olive oil
Asparagus with Labneh & Pesto (Vegetarian, Gluten, Grain Free & Low Carb) From Front Close Up

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Asparagus with Labneh & Pesto (Vegetarian, Gluten, Grain Free & Low Carb)

This is a delicious, tasty and fresh dish that is great to serve as a side dish or appetizer
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine All around
Keyword Easy, Gluten-Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Quick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 plate

Ingredients

  • A bunch of Asparagus bottom dry part removed
  • 6-8 Labneh balls
  • 2-3 tbsp Pesto
  • Pistachio nuts roughly chopped
  • Olive oil, to fry

Instructions

  • Preheat a nonstick pan over medium heat with some olive oil.
  • Remove the dry bottom part of the asparagus and fry in the pan for 5-8 minutes. Until warm, golden brown and softened, but still has a bit of a crunchy core.
  • Place on a plate and top with labneh balls, pesto and roughly chopped pistachio nuts.

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