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Serve on top of pasta, garnishing with some fresh mint or basil. Or, serve with slices of crusty bread.

5. Pea Pesto


  • 1 Cup shelled fresh peas
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/3 Cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 Teaspoon table salt
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil

1. Prepare peas. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water. Add peas to boiled water and cook for about 2 minutes. Drain, transfer to ice bath, and drain peas a second time.
2. Transfer peas to food processor, and add garlic, pine nuts, parmesan and salt. Puree until smooth, drizzling oil while it’s running. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Credit: Smitten Kitchen

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6. Leeks & Sweet Peas Pancakes
7. Indonesian Rice Bowl
8. Sweet Pea Soup

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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1:45PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thanks for the ideas

12:18AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Love peas.

9:15AM PDT on May 16, 2013

Peas are healthy foods and I always add some spicy ingredients and potato to it in cooking. Wow, your post is awesome and impressive. I love to stick to healthy foods.Thank you for sharing.

8:34PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Svež grašak. Obrok pun zdravlja.

12:40PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

I Love peas too mmm thank You

11:34AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Wow, thanks for the recipes! Loved the pesto :-)

10:42AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Going to try the pest and Indonesian Rice Bowl. thanks!

7:59AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013


7:15AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

So good..

7:10AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Good recipes,thanks for sharing

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