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Basil Pea Pesto

Pea Pesto

Basil Pea pesto is the spring condiment that we all deserve. It’s fresh, full of flavor and can be topped on everything from bruschetta to mac and cheese. Yes, mac and cheese is a total game changer. I partnered with Modern Table Meals to create some simple recipes to go along with their Lentil Mac and Cheese. This pea pesto adorned their mac and cheese and it was so perfectly delicious.

Pea and basil with a hint of lemon just tastes like Spring. This is a quick recipe, through everything in a food processor or blender. I love using my mini food processor for recipes like this one. This makes about a cup of pesto, store in an airtight container for up to one week or freeze or toss in some mac and cheese and consume now.

Pea Pesto

Basil Pea Pesto

17 March, 2018
: Makes 1 cup
: 5 min
: 5 min
: Easy

Make this in your mini food processor and it's ready in minutes.


  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 1 packed cup Basil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Step 1 Add peas, basil, garlic, kosher salt, and lemon juice to your food processor. Pulse a few times until everything is coarsely chopped.
  • Step 2 While the food processor is running slowly drizzle in olive oil until the pesto is smooth. Scrap the sides with a spatula and pulse to make sure everything gets incorporated.
  • Step 3 Serve or store in an airtight container for up to one week. Enjoy!

Pea Pesto

Savor and Enjoy!

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