It’s time to get adventurous with your cooking by throwing in some ramps. They’re only around for a short period of time, so make the most of it by preparing this delicious pasta dish featuring ramp pesto, radishes, and asparagus – for the ultimate taste of spring!

Makes 4-6 servings


  • 1 lb. Pasta* of Choice

  • 1/2 cup Asparagus*, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup Radishes*, thinly sliced

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

Ramp Pesto:

  • 1 bunch Ramps*

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated

  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil

  • 1/2 cup Pine Nuts (or nut of choice)

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

*available from local producers at Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow



  1. Add all pesto ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Prepare pasta according to packaging, toss with 1/2 Tbsp. of olive oil; set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add asparagus and radishes; cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
  4. Add pasta and pesto to the skillet and stir until everything is well combined. Enjoy!

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