Pea Mint Pasta

Pea Mint Pesto Pasta is made by making a type of ‘pesto’ out of fresh peas and mint, with the bright flavor of lemon juice and the bite of garlic.

This is a great summer picnic snack since it holds really well at chilled or room temps, although it is great eaten hot or cold.  It’s a wonderful addition to kids’ lunches, too!

Another bonus? Kids love to help make pea mint pesto! Check out the recipe and see what steps they can help with!

Even though it’s really just a simple sauce tossed with pasta, it’s got a big flavor that feels fancier than it really is!

If you’re making it as a side, it goes really well with Roasted Chicken with Root Veggies.

Pea Mint Pasta
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This pea mint pesto pasta sauce can be eaten cold or warm. It's great for a summer picnic! Pea Mint Pesto Pasta is made by making a type of 'pesto' out of fresh peas and mint, with the bright flavor of lemon juice and the bite of garlic. This is a great summer picnic snack since it holds really well at chilled or room temps, although it is great eaten hot or cold.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Pea Mint Pasta
Print Recipe
This pea mint pesto pasta sauce can be eaten cold or warm. It's great for a summer picnic! Pea Mint Pesto Pasta is made by making a type of 'pesto' out of fresh peas and mint, with the bright flavor of lemon juice and the bite of garlic. This is a great summer picnic snack since it holds really well at chilled or room temps, although it is great eaten hot or cold.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients, except olive oil into your food processor and blend
  2. Add the oil slowly until the sauce is a thick consistency. Then add the pasta water to thin out, all while blending.
  3. Season heavily with salt and pepper and buzz once more to incorporate.
Recipe Notes

Tasks for kids to help: (basically they can do it all on their own if they are 5+)

  1. Picking herbs
  2. Crushing & peeling garlic
  3. Adding the ingredients to the food processor and pressing the button to pulse
  4. Adding the olive oil and salt

Pro Storage Tips:

This pesto will last about a week in your fridge if stored in an airtight container. You can also make in large batches & freeze in small portions.

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