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Green Pea Pesto


High in antioxidants, fiber, potassium and even omega-3 fatty acids, peas also can add some sweetness to a meal. Even people who don't think they like peas should try this pesto, which you can spread on toast, toss into pasta or enjoy as a dip.

This sweet, new way to enjoy green peas was introduced at the "Bite-Sized Nutrition" talk by Megan McLean, a student in the Master of Science in Nutrition with Didactic Program in Dietetics program. McLean talked about why you should "Eat Your Peas" during the Living Naturally lecture on April 30, 2015, at Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Watch videos from the 2014 "Bite-Sized Nutrition."


1 cup
frozen peas, thawed
4 clove
1⁄4 cup
pine nuts
1 tsp
1⁄4 tsp
black pepper
1⁄3 cup
olive oil


In a food processor, pulse together peas, garlic, pine nuts, salt and pepper. With the machine running, slowly add in olive oil and pulse until well blended (1-2 minutes). Season with salt and pepper if needed.

Green Pea Pesto in a jar garnished with green peas and basil.


SourceAdapted by Megan McLean from Giada De Laurentiis.
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
10 minutes