- 1 cup frozen peas (I will not stop you from using fresh if you got 'em)
- 1 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
- 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
- 2/3 cup grated Parmesan
- 3 garlic cloves (3 regular sized, only two if they are large) smashed and peeled
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
If using frozen peas cook them for a minute or so in the microwave covered with two tablespoons of water.
In a food processor combine the peas, parsley, walnuts, Parmesan, garlic and one tablespoon of water. Pulse until everything is blended to a paste. While the machine is running slowly add in the olive oil and continue to run the food processor until the mixture is blended.
Add salt and pepper to taste. We followed the serving suggestion and served this over pasta that we added another cup of frozen peas to during the last minute of boiling and it was wonderful. It would also be fantastic on sandwiches, mixed into hummus or salad dressing, or in an omelet. MMM...winter pesto.