Tis the season for peas, well almost the season for peas here on the farm. We've been able to harvest a few so far, just enough to throw on a salad and savor. Today a friend brought me a bag of fresh peas that she got from a local farm over the weekend~~ heaven!
So this evening, as I'm searching for dinner ideas I see that I have a container of Buitoni's fresh cheese tortellini in the fridge. **Gasp** I know pasta's easy to make, and we've had great fun in our family ravioli making session, but we've used our surplus and this makes for a quick meal. Looking longingly at the peas I decided to make a Green Pea Pesto, that is quite tasty if I do say so myself! Thanks Mary!!
Green Pea Pesto
1 Cup Fresh Peas
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Cup Fresh Basil
1/4 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Cup Toasted Pine Nuts
Salt & Pepper to Taste
2/3 Cup Olive Oil (to desired consistency)
Blend in your food processor and toss in any hot pasta of your choice!