Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta

Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta

Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta

Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jim


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peas (thawed if using frozen)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves , packed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts or almonds
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces short cut pasta


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water before draining.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine the peas, fresh basil leaves, grated Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts or almonds, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend the ingredients until smooth, adjusting the consistency with a tablespoon or two of the reserved pasta cooking water, if needed.
  • Toss the cooked and drained pasta with the pesto sauce until evenly coated.
  • Serve the Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta warm, garnished with additional fresh basil and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recommended Recipes

All rights reserved. All information for entertainment purposes only. All likeness to any other recipe is completely accidental, and all requests to modify any recipe should be sent to No information on this site is intended to cure/treat/diagnose any disease. Any posted calorie count is an auto generated estimate and will vary for your food. Privacy Policy and Terms of service at: