Loaded with fresh mint, spring peas and your usual pesto ingredeints, this recipe has all the flavors of the season.
Fresh mint is a sure sign of warmer weather. Although mint is available year round, it pops up in gardens once the warm weather arrives becoming most abundant during the spring and summer seasons.
Mint is well known for it’s many medicinal properties, such as aiding with digestion, headaches, respiratory disorders, asthma, depression and fatigue, memory loss, weight loss and oral care, just to name a few! But best of all, it tastes so darn good!
Toss the pesto with pasta, zucchini noodles, rice or quinoa. Spoon it on chicken, fish or beef. Top a baked potato or your favorite vegetable. I even love it with scrambled eggs! Any way you serve this it, the delicate hint of mint in Fresh Mint Spring Pea Pesto is a welcome addition to this twist on pesto and a reminder of a season of new beginnings!
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Mint and Pea PestoGwynn Galvin
- 1 cup spring peas or frozen peas thawed
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbs. packed fresh mint leaves
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until blended and smooth.
- Refrigerate until ready to use*.
Gwynn has been working in the culinary field for over twenty years specializing in recipe development, food styling and culinary innovation. Her food blog, Swirls of Flavor, is filled with her original, easy to make, consumer friendly recipes bursting with fresh flavors! Gwynn's greatest pleasure is creating fabulously delicious recipes and sharing them with family and friends. Make delicious memories with Gwynn's recipes and fill your home with swirls of flavor!