Pea and Walnut Pesto

Pea and Walnut Pesto

A kid-friendly recipe for Pea and Walnut Pesto made with fresh or frozen peas, walnuts, and Pecorino Romano cheese. Serve on pasta, or as a spread.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place the peas in a small saucepan and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat and simmer just until tender, about 1 to 3 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Place the peas in a colander and rinse under cold running water. Drain and set aside. 
  3. Step 3

    Place the walnuts, cheese, and garlic in the work bowl of a food processor or blender, pulsing several times until coarsely chopped.
  4. Step 4

    Add the peas and pulse a few more times. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil and blend just until the ingredients form a paste.
  5. Step 5

    Stir to combine and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Step 6

    Serve over freshly cooked pasta, on crostini, or as a dip for vegetable crudités. Enjoy.