Pea-sto

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Funny punny title, yes. What it means is that today’s food is pesto made with peas instead of basil. And it’s real easy too.

2 parts green peas (fresh or defrosted)
1 part oil
1 part whatever kind of nuts or seeds you like
1 part grated parmesan cheese or similar.
garlic
salt
pepper

Mix all the stuff and blend it to desired texture. Adjust thickness with oil and cheese or more peas. I use a hand blender and get it ready in almost no time at all. The pesto in the picture has more cheese and peas instead of nuts since the pine nuts were way too expensive and my wife dislike sunflower seeds and is allergic to most proper nuts. It works beautifully with for example pasta anyway.

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2 Responses to “Pea-sto”

  1. Intrigued. I’ve made pesto from parsley, with walnuts, pine nuts and sunflower seeds, as well as traditional basil and pine nuts. In my experience they all taste surprisingly similar. Does this taste very much like peas?

    • It tasted very much of peas – adding nuts would probably move the flavor towards more general pesto, but there’s also a difference in texture from using a pulse instead of herbs.

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