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Pea and Basil Pesto Sauce

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Pea and Basil Pesto Sauce
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 20
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Pea and Basil Pesto Sauce

This super easy, creamy pesto sauce is fast enough to make for dinner tonight and makes a big enough batch that you can save it for more dinners too.

Ingredients

1
package frozen sweet peas
2
cups packed basil leaves
1
cup grated Romano cheese
3
cloves garlic, crushed
1/4
cup walnuts
1/2
cup extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt

Directions

  • 1 Combine the peas, basil, Romano, garlic, walnuts and olive oil in a blender or food processor. Process or blend until smooth.
  • 2 Taste and add salt as desired.
  • 3 Use this pesto on pasta, on bread as a spread, on chicken or however desired.
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Pea and Basil Pesto

As prepared by S Caron,

Pep up your pesto power with peas! This pesto recipe starts with easy Steamers and ends up even easier on pasta or bread for a quick yum.


Got pesto? When I saw bunches of vibrant, fragrant basil at the farm stand recently, I practically leapt for it. Basil is summer’s sweetheart – a wonderful herb that gives pesto it’s wonderful, bright flavor.

And one great thing about pesto is how fast and easy it is to make. In fact, if you have 10 minutes, you can whip up this Pea and Basil Pesto Sauce – and stock away extra for other meals.

Ingredients for Pea and Basil Pesto Recipe


How to Use this Pesto Sauce



  • On Pasta: While you are whipping up this creamy pesto sauce, boil up some pasta to al dente. Then, toss the pesto and pasta sauce together.

  • As a Sandwich Spread: Make some delicious sandwiches for your family using a good loaf of bread (such as a baguette) and your favorite toppings (such as fresh tomatoes, grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, lettuce, cucumbers and other veggies).

  • On Appetizers: Looking for a super easy appetizer? Spread a little Pea and Basil Pesto Sauce on a thin slice of baguette and top with a sprinkle of parmesan or a slice of fresh mozzarella.


Easy Pesto Recipe with Peas and Basil


About Those Leftovers


Freeze ‘em right away! This recipe makes more sauce than you will use for one meal. I typically divide it into four portions and freeze three. Each portion feeds four or can be used for appetizers for eight.  Defrost a portion whenever you are ready to use it.

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Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

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