Lemon and Watercress Pesto Pasta

PARTNER POST: Discover the nutritious and versatile wonders of watercress with these tasty recipe ideas.
Serve this bright-tasting pasta dish tossed with a peppery watercress pesto made with lemon and spring peas.

Lemon and Watercress Pesto Pasta

Watercress, pea and lemon pesto pasta is a fresh, bright and flavorful use of fresh ingredients. Peppery watercress paired with sweet pea and fresh lemons makes for the perfect light pesto for spring and summer.

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Lemon and Watercress Pesto Pasta

A delicious departure from regular pesto, this watercress, pea and lemon pesto pasta brings together flavors that all complement each other. This recipe is a wonderful make ahead, just make the pesto and boil up some pasta when you’re ready to eat. This dish is also a quick dinner idea. If you have the pesto pre-made, dinner can be on the table in the time it takes to boil the pasta.

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Lemon and Watercress Pesto Pasta



For another delicious spring recipe with watercress, check out this white pizza.

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Janette Fuschi

Janette Fuschi

Hi, my name is Janette, originally from England, currently living in Southern California. I'm the author, recipe developer, photographer and resident redhead behind Culinary Ginger. I grew up in a household with 4 siblings where my mother cooked a from scratch meal for us every night. I took an interest at an early age in cooking and learned a lot by helping and watching my mother in the kitchen. Today that tradition is carried on my household in that I also like to cook every night. I like to use only fresh ingredients, no processed or pre-packaged foods are allowed in my kitchen. I like to try new recipes and adapt current ones from all cuisines. In addition to all of this, I am fortunate that I get to travel with my husband for business and this allows me to explore and document my findings here for you to read and hopefully, take something with you.

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