Basil-Pea Pesto Spread

This basil-pea pesto spread is as delicious as it is versatile. Perfect for veggie-heavy summer pastas, it also makes a great spread for crackers or bread. I highly recommend slathering any leftovers over a thick slab of rye bread and topping with cucumber slices, dabs of feta, and a sprinkle of nigella seeds.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Frozen Green Peas
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves (packed)
  • 1/2 cup Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint (optional)
  • 4 oz Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, Almonds, Cashews or Pine Nuts
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Lemon

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. If too thick, add small amount of water and/or olive oil until it reaches the desired consistency. I generally let this pesto stay thicker than normal in order to use it as a spread on bread and crackers.