Pea Pesto

Just at the end of the fresh pea season here. I spent an hour this morning shelling my last harvest.

Shelling peas

I ended up with a pound and a half (700g) of peas and used some of them to make this easy but lovely bright green pesto. I served this on some toasted sourdough bread for supper, but it would be good with pasta or just as a side dish or dip, too.

Pea pesto (serves 4)

Ingredient Calories per serving
1 cup/6oz/180g fresh peas 36
2 tbsp lemon juice 2
2 cloves garlic 2
¼cup/60ml sunflower oil 120
salt and pepper 0

Total calories per serving: 160

Method: Steam the peas for five minutes, or until tender. Put them in a blender with the other ingredients and blitz until smoothish.

Pea Pesto on Sourdough Toast