Green Pea Pesto

Green Pea Pesto

20 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
cookink8e
Recipe by  cookink8e

“I came up with this recipe when I found myself with a plethora of frozen peas. A friend of mine was leaving the country for 6 weeks and I ended up with 5 bags of frozen peas from her freezer. This is a heavier, sweeter twist to traditional basil pesto. Goes well with pasta or spread over bread and covered with cheese...yum! Add more lemon juice, basil, or garlic to taste.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 cups

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Directions

  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil; add the peas and cook until softened. Drain.
  2. Blend the peas, Parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon juice, basil, and pepper in a blender; while the it blends, stream the olive oil into the mixture.

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Reviews (20)

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Celestie
18

Celestie

I thought this was and excellent alternative to the usual basil pesto. I omitted the oil completely to save on calories and added a little red pepper flakes and a couple of fresh sun dried tomatoes to the mix. I used it as a sauce base on a piece of flatbread and then added roasted cherry tomatoes and had a delicious pizza! Thank you for sharing.

TravelerOfTheWays
12

TravelerOfTheWays

What a wonderful way to make pesto! The peas really add body to the sauce without the need for a lot of oil. I love peas and I love pesto; this is a great combination of the two. The recipe is wonderful as listed (perhaps with some salt), but I also look forward to experimenting with it: more lemon, more herbs, a little heat.

cah5
11

cah5

This was exceptional! I looked at others' comments & decided to add about a 1/4 cup of walnuts & another Tbs of olive oil. It was delicious & my normally very picky eater ate 3 helpings!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 28 cal
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs
  • 1.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 25 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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