Pasta is always such a crowd pleaser, but you don’t have to stick with boring old tomato sauce. Traditional pesto is great and can be super expensive to make and this pea and walnut version has a great taste and is affordable enough for you to make it all the time.
While the peas make this slightly sweet, it retains the traditional taste of pesto with plenty of fresh basil and olive oil. What is your favorite kind of pesto?
Ingredients: 6-8 servings
1/4 cup walnuts plus more for garnish
1 cup peas (defrosted if frozen, blanched if fresh)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons fresh basil
3 Tablespoons fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste