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Quick and easy to make, this Spring Pea Pesto is deliciously vibrant with fresh herby flavor.  Perfect for a dip, spread or use as a sauce with pasta and buddha bowls.  Vegan and gluten-free!

Quick and easy to make, this Spring Pea Pesto is deliciously vibrant with fresh herby flavor.  Perfect for a dip, spread or use as a sauce with pasta and buddha bowls.  Vegan and gluten free!Ten times a day something happens to me like this- some strengthening throb of amazement – some good sweet empathic ping and swell.  This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. ~Mary Oliver

Verdant Spring Pea Pesto is ridiculously simple to create and the results are incredibly delicious!  With hardly any prep, this pesto whips together in just a few minutes.  Fresh tarragon, mint and dill combine perfectly with the naturally sweet peas.  Zest and juice of a lemon, along with a drizzle of olive oil balance the fresh and lively flavors. Perfectly capturing Spring in one bite!

I have a lot of friends these days with various food intolerances.  I love that this recipe for Spring Pea Pesto is grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and completely vegan!  We are starting to venture out for picnics, BBQs, and shared meals with friends.  This is my current favorite dish to share! Clean, simple and so good!

Spring Pea Pesto makes such an easy appetizer slathered on toasted baguette slices.  Toss with pasta and take on a picnic!  Put a big dollop on your grain bowl with lots of crunchy veggies.  And if you like, sprinkle with feta or pecorino shavings.

ingredients in spring pea pesto

What you’ll need for Spring Pea Pesto

  • peas: petite frozen or fresh English peas
  • herbs: mint, tarragon, and dill
  • lemon: juice and zest
  • chives or green onion
  • salt & black pepper
  • olive oil

Can this be made Vegan?

Yes, it already is vegan!

How to make Spring Pea Pesto

Step one

Zest and juice the lemon. Chop the herbs.  Feel free to play with the herbs and switch out for what you have on hand.  Though I highly recommend trying the combo of mint, tarragon and dill.  There is a magic that happens with these flavors!

chopped herbs and lemon zest

Step two

Add everything into the food processor.

food processor with ingredients

Step three

Pulse until peas are broken down but still textured.

pulsed pea pesto

What to Serve with Spring Pea Pesto

Quick and easy to make, this Spring Pea Pesto is deliciously vibrant with fresh herby flavor.  Perfect for a dip, spread or use as a sauce with pasta and buddha bowls.  Vegan and gluten free!

It’s lovely tossed with pasta!

Quick and easy to make, this Spring Pea Pesto is deliciously vibrant with fresh herby flavor.  Perfect for a dip, spread or use as a sauce with pasta and buddha bowls.  Vegan and gluten free!

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Quick and easy to make, this Spring Pea Pesto is deliciously vibrant with fresh herby flavor.  Perfect for a dip, spread or use as a sauce with pasta and buddha bowls.  Vegan and gluten free!

We can’t get enough of this Spring Pea Pesto!  Hope you enjoy!

~Tonia

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Quick and easy to make, this Spring Pea Pesto is deliciously vibrant with fresh herby flavor.  Perfect for a dip, spread or use as a sauce with pasta and buddha bowls.  Vegan and gluten free!

Spring Pea Pesto


  • Author:
    Tonia | Feasting at Home

  • Prep Time:
    10 minutes

  • Total Time:
    10 minutes

  • Yield:
    2 cups

  • Category:
    appetizer, sauce

  • Method:
    blended

  • Cuisine:
    Amerian

  • Diet:
    Vegan


Description

Quick and easy to make, this healthy Spring Pea Pesto is vibrant with fresh herby flavor!  Perfect for a dip, spread or sauce for pasta or buddha bowl.  Vegan and gluten free!


  • 2 cups peas, either frozen and thawed- or use fresh English peas (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup packed mixed herbs mint, tarragon or dill
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives or green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 cup olive oil


Instructions

  1. In a food processor add peas, mixed herbs, lemon zest, lemon juice, chives (or green onion), salt, pepper and olive oil.
  2. Pulse for a few minutes until the peas break down but are still textured.
  3. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for 3 days.


Notes

If using fresh English peas, blanch lightly in salted water, until vibrant and floating, strain and plunge into cold water.

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