Pea & Mint Pesto
Pea & Mint Pesto is an easy and delicious way to use the fresh peas of the season. So good on and with anything. Mix into hot pasta, gnocchi, spread on crusty bread for crostini, use as a dip for veggies or turn into a soup.
I love fresh pea season! Whether you call them fresh, garden peas or English peas, I always have peas in my freezer.
Peas are one of my favorite vegetables and they’re so handy to have on hand to throw into a soup or to warm-up as a quick side dish. When pea season is here, I buy as many as I can and use them in so many things.
This pesto can be made in under 10 minutes. The fresh peas are boiled for 3 minutes, allowed to cool, then blended with fresh mint, parmesan salt, pepper and olive oil. Done!
Finding this recipe in a no-pea season? No problem! Just use defrosted frozen peas.
Pea & Mint Pesto Secret Ingredient
This pesto is a little different to the way pesto is usually prepared. Fresh garlic is typically used in pesto, but for this recipe, I didn’t want to overpower the sweetness of the peas and fresh mint so I substituted leek for extra flavor. In addition, this is a nut free pesto because I want a nice smooth texture so I can use it for soup.
This pesto also freezes well, just add to a freezable container and seal well. Defrost in the fridge overnight.
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