Monday, June 24, 2013

Basil Pea Pesto

This pesto is delicious and is lower in fat than traditional pesto due to the addition of peas.  I served it with brown rice penne pasta.  Along with a salad this basil pea pesto pasta has become one of my favorite dinners.

Makes about 2 cups
2 garlic cloves
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas, cooked
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 tbsp sweet white miso (I used Miso Master Organic Miso)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  1. Put garlic cloves in food processor and pulse until minced.
  2. Put basil, peas, pine nuts, miso, and salt in processor and begin processing.  With the machine running, add water and oil in a slow stream through the open feed tube.  Process until mixture forms a paste.
  3. Serve with pasta and enjoy.

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