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Pea and Mint Pesto

This simple pesto is delicious on crostini, swirled into pasta, served with chicken or fish, or just eaten with a spoon.  Kidding, kind of, because it's that good!

Pea and Mint Pesto

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Serves: 6 Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients


  • 1 pound fresh peas
  • Mint leaves, stems removed, 1 generous handful
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice, optional

Instructions

1

In a food processor, combine 1 pound of fresh peas, mint leaves, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and garlic. Pulse a few times to combine ingredients.

2

With the machine on, add olive oil through the feed tube until the pesto is smooth, combined and thickened to the desired consistency. If you want a thinner pesto, add more olive oil or a squeeze, or two, of lemon juice.
Serve on toasted slices of baguette with ricotta and prosciutto, toss with pasta, or serve with grilled chicken.

 

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