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Green Pea Pesto

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"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

15 m servings 28
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 28 calories; 2 1.6 0.9 < 1 25 Full nutrition

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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 tomat...

Most helpful critical review

I thought it was OK...never met a pesto I didn't like. I find it more unique to use spinach in lieu of basil (unless I'm making traditional pesto). I like more Parmesan and need some toasted alm...

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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 tomat...

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 w...

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!

I was thrilled to find this recipe - I've always made pesto with spinach to boost the nutritional value for my preschooler, but I was low on fresh basil and had no spinach in the house. As luc...

Everyone in my family loves this. I've made it several times. It's super easy, healthy and now a staple in our house. Thank you.

My kids loved this! One nevers eats sauce on pasta ... he had 2 helpings of this! And it's such a quick fix! AWESOME!

Absolutely fantastic! I served with grilled bread rubbed with garlic. Everyone loved it!

This was really yummy! Definately needs salt, and I added a couple of splashes of hot sauce to an extra kick. Will make again!

I really liked this. It is very hearty with the peas. I will be making it again!