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
- Put garlic cloves in food processor and pulse until minced.
- 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.
- Serve with pasta and enjoy.