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Green Pea Pesto

Yesterday, my 7 year old and i worked in the kitchen together. He was home from school because of a flu, and was feeling restless, so i decided to let him work with me; my motto is busy child=happy child!

Browsing my 1000 blogs, we stumbled across this recipe; Green Pea pesto. It looked so delicisously green and fresh, especially served on toasted bread with a cherry tomato on top! How beautiful is that? And simple to make. This morning, I used the pesto in a sandwich with ham and lettuce, and sent my happy child back to school again!

Here are the ingredients (the recipe is from Giada  Di Laurentiis, a wonderful Italian cook, follow her on Food Network).

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • cherry tomatos, cut in halves

For the pea pesto: Pulse together the peas, garlic, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a food processor. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil until well combined, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

Toast some french bread, spread the pesto and decorate with a cherry tomato!

Enjoy!

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