When I hear a word pesto it is usually Italian pesto Genovese that comes to my mind. Or even red pesto made of sun-dried tomatoes. But I am pretty sure that this little twist with peas is something you will like.
I love to serve this pesto with grilled chicken breasts or turkey but it is great with pasta as well. It has very light and creamy taste and it takes just 5 minutes to prepare. You can store it in your fridge up to one week and it will still taste amazing. I recommend you to use fresh peas and not the frozen ones as it makes a huge difference. For this recipe I used basil but you can add a little bit or arugula for a slightly stronger and spicier taste. If you cannot find pine nuts, the almonds work very well too.
- I cup of peas
- 2 cups of basil
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1/3 cup of grated parmesan
- 1/3 cup of pine nuts
- 1/2 lemon (juice)
- 1 clove of garlic (minced)
- salt and pepper
- Place all the ingredients into food processor and blend very well.
- Serve with your favourite pasta, meat or fish