Pea and Spinach Pesto Pasta
Pea and Spinach Pesto Pasta
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Pea and Spinach Pesto Pasta

20 MIN
20 MIN



  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta al dente. Set aside 1 cup (250 ml) of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and oil lightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, soften the peas and garlic clove in 1 tbsp (15 ml) of the oil for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside half of the peas in a bowl.
  3. In a food processor or blender, purée the remaining peas, garlic, the remaining oil (3 tbsp/45 ml), spinach, cheese, lemon zest and juice until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer the pesto to the skillet. Add the pasta and peas and toss to coat. Warm over medium heat and adjust the seasoning, gradually adding cooking water until the sauce is creamy.
  5. Sprinkle with almonds and Parmesan shavings, if desired.


  1. This. is. amazing.

  2. Yummy! Added more lemon and garlic also! Could easily add chicken to it!

  3. Delicious. I just added a bit more garlic and lemon juice.

  4. Nice, healthy and easy. Not as flavourful as I thought it might be, will have to adjust recipe next time.

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