Mint and Pine Nut Pesto with Gemelli and Asparagus

Mint and Pine Nut Pesto with Gemelli and Asparagus
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  • 1/3 cup firmly packed fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice, more to taste
  • 6 scallions (dark and light green parts only), trimmed and thinly sliced (about ½ cup)
  • 5 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, more as needed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • ¾ lb. asparagus, ends snapped off, cut into 1-½-inch pieces
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
    • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
    • 1 lb. gemelli

Put the scallions, Parmigiano, pine nuts, and mint in a food processor and process until finely chopped. With the processor on, pour the oil down the feed tube in a steady stream, so the mixture thins into a slightly loose paste. Add more oil if needed. Add 1/2 tsp. salt and 3/4 tsp. pepper and p...

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