pea pesto pasta

This is a recipe I’m really excited to share with you all. I’ve become absolutely obsessed with it and I think I’ve finally perfected it. (At least for my taste buds.) The thing I love the most about this is that it’s so versatile. This pasta would be perfect for a more fancy dinner. Just crab a wine glass, put on some music and enjoy a tasty pasta dish in the evening. Perfection!  But this recipe is so simple and easy to make that it’s also a perfect dinner option to make on weekdays if you’re looking for something different to stand out of the ordinary meals you might usually have.

Food should be something enjoyable and I always try to find inspiration and come up with different kinds of meals. I think it’s important to try new things and switch things up every once in a while. Cooking with vegetables that are in season always helps with this because the ingredients you work with are a bit different throughout the year. But also changing the way you cook can bring that much-needed change when you start to feel like making that dinner every or every other day is a much dreaded chore to be dealt with. Maybe cook something in the oven instead of boiling it? Cut those vegetables to different sizes or shapes than what you normally do? There’s no limitations when you’re in the kitchen. Be in charge and create.

 

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PEA PESTO PASTA (2 portions)

 

1 1/2 dl frozen peas, steamed

1 dl cashew nuts, soaked in hot water for min. 30 minutes

0,5 dl fresh herbs, chopped (I love the combination of chives and basil)

1 garlic glove, chopped

1/2 lemon, juiced

pinch of salt and pepper

0,5 tsp cayenne pepper

1,5 dl oat cream (or other plant-based cream product)

 

SERVED WITH

cooked spaghetti or other pasta of your choice

broccolini, pan-fried with a pinch of salt and pepper

hemp hearts

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blend together the steamed peas and soaked cashews.
  2. Add in the chopped herbs and garlic clove and blend until smooth.
  3. Spoon the pea paste into a small saucepan and add in the lemon juice, all the seasonings and the oat cream.
  4. Heat up, stirring continuously.
  5. Taste to get the flavor to your liking.
  6. Mix in the cooked spaghetti and serve with pan-fried broccolini.
  7. Top with hemp hearts.

 

 

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Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “pea pesto pasta

    1. Thank you 🙂 And so true! It doesn’t take that much effort to actually make a plate look good but still we often settle for just putting food on the plate without much thought or feeling.. maybe something for us all to work on, to practice creating a more enjoyable experience out of eating!

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