Pea Pesto- Antipasto, Sauces
Pea pesto, or pesto di piselli, is a flavorful sauce that is both practical and versatile. It’s a variant to pesto alla genovese and is packed with peas, mint and basil. It’s perfect to mix with a hot bowl of pasta for a satisfying vegetarian dish. Or, how about spreading this chunky pesto on toasted crostini and bruschetta for a simple appetizer that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Looking for a quick dip? Serve it alongside seasonal raw veggies. The options are truly endless with this simple and delicious pea pesto.
Add the peas to boiling salted water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water or put in an ice bath. Add the peas and the rest of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more extra virgin olive oil if needed, and adjust with salt, black pepper and lemon, to taste.