Green Pea Pesto Pasta with Lemon Olive Oil Recipe

Green Pea Pesto Pasta with Lemon Olive Oil Recipe


-12 ounces Pasta

-1 ½ cups finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided

-2 cups frozen peas, thawed

-1 ½ cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves

-6 tablespoons Sonoma Farm Lemon extra-virgin olive oil

 teaspoon salt


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta; cook according to package directions, until al dente. Reserve 3/4 cup cooking water. Drain the pasta; rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Place peas, mint, oil, lemon juice, salt and the remaining 1 cup Parmesan and 2 teaspoons lemon zest in a food processor. Process until mostly smooth, 20 to 30 seconds.

  3. Add the pesto and the reserved 3/4 cup cooking water to the pasta; toss until coated and creamy. Divide among 6 bowls: top with the Parmesan.


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Oct 2023

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