PEA 'N' MINT PESTO

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Such a light and airy spring-time dish, this can be used as a sauce for spaghetti or any other pasta, a dip, a sandwich spread, or use your imagination!
Recipe & photo: Midwestliving.com


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Rating:

Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Ingredients

2 pkg
(12 oz.ea.) frozen peas
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 clove
garlic, quartered
2 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c
chopped fresh mint

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan, add peas to boiling salted water. Return to boiling and cook 1 minute. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain well.
2
Transfer peas to a food processor. Add olive oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cover and process till nearly smooth. Stir in mint.
3
Store, covered and refrigerated, for up to 3 days, or freeze up to three months.
4
Hint: serve immediately over cold pasta for a quick and cool lunch. Top with thinly sliced radishes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Dips, Other Sauces, Spreads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Cool, #Refreshing