You are here: Home » Recipes » Green Pea Pesto Green Pea Pesto Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 2 cups This Green Pea Pesto is a great way to slip peas and spinach in your kids’ diet. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas3 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 garlic clove1/2 cup basil or spinach leaves3 tablespoons pine nuts3 tablespoons Parmigiano Reggiano cheese1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Instructions Cook peas in boiling water 3 minutes. Drain well. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Add peas and garlic clove and sauté 2 minutes. Place in food processor with basil or spinach leaves, pine nuts and Parmigiano Regianno cheese. Pulse until coarse. Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and blend. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with crackers or over salmon, chicken or ravioli. Adapted with permission from Pestos, Tapenades & Spreads by Stacey Printz (Chronicle Books, LLC, 2009).