Friday, September 10, 2010

Sweet Pea Pesto Pasta

You know that commercial where the two guys walk around the corner the peanut butter ends up on the chocolate? Well.... that's kind of what happened here! I thought the green of the basil looked bright like peas...that started the wheels turning. My result is tasty, fresh and probably one of the fastest, most exciting summer meals that will get your taste buds jumping. Missing the flavor of summer while stuck in winter? Let this little dish brighten the darkest winter day! (Also great for bringing for pasta salads to parties)


1 bag frozen sweet peas (allow to thaw in bag on countertop)
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 basil leaves, rough chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsn pine nuts (you can use walnuts too!!!)
1 lb. of rotelle or rotini pasta (any pasta that you love will be great!)
Grape or cherry tomatoes
Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of water to boil for pasta. While pasta is cooking throw everything (except pasta tomatoes & cheese) into a blender and blend til smooth.

Once pasta is finished. Drain and put back into the hot pot. Pour everything from the blender into the pot and mix well. Cover for 3 minutes, give it another good stir and plate.
You can either serve it into a large bowl, adding tomatoes & cheese or you can plate individually garnishing with tomatoes & cheese.

Then it's eat and enjoy. This entire meal will take you less than 30 minutes from the time you walk into the kitchen until the moment you put the first deliscious bite in your mouth!