Pea & Basil Pesto

Pea & Basil Pesto

One of the best things about pesto is how quick and simple it is to prepare. In fact, if you have 10 minutes to spare, you can make this creamy Pea and Basil Pesto Sauce — and a large enough batch to freeze for future.

Using a bunch of vivid, aromatic basil gives this pesto a lovely vivid flavor while Peas will give your pesto a delicious boost! You can use your pesto:

On Pasta: Boil some pasta until it’s al dente while you’re making this creamy pesto sauce. Then combine the pesto and pasta sauce in a mixing bowl.

As a Spread for Sandwiches: Use a good loaf of bread  and your favorite toppings to make some wonderful sandwiches for your family.

On Appetizers: In search of a quick and easy appetizer? On a thin piece of bread, spread a little Pea and Basil Pesto Sauce and top with a sprinkle of parmesan or a slice of fresh mozzarella.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pea shoots
  • 1 cup basil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup English walnuts
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. In a food processor or high-powered blender, combine all of the ingredients. Blitz until everything is well blended.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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