Pasta with Peas, Feta Cheese and Pomora Pea and Mint Pesto
< Blog Home Article by Pomora - Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016
The pea and mint pesto is really quick to prepare and is packed full of flavour. Combine with some fresh pasta (we used fusilli) and you get a simple, quick and yummy dish!
INGREDIENTS - Pea and Mint Pesto:
Ingredients for Pea and Mint Pesto:
200g frozen peas
20g fresh mint leaves
20g toasted flaked almonds
1 small clove of garlic
Juice of half a lemon
20g parmesan cheese
50ml olive oil. We used Antonio’s olio nuovo because we love the fresh, robust flavour of it.
Salt and pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS - Pea and Mint Pesto:
Put the frozen peas in a pan, pour over boiling water and bring back to the boil.
As soon as the water is boiling again, strain immediately, allow to cool and then use.
Put all the ingredients in a food mixer and whizz! Simples. We use quite a lot of mint because we like it minty but you can play around with the proportions.
We try to keep the amount of nuts and cheese down for health/diet reasons and because we think it gives a fresher flavour. You can also mix it up with the type of nuts you use. Pine nuts are more traditional than almonds but we like almonds so used them!
INGREDIENTS - Pasta with Peas, Feta and Pomora Pea and Mint Pesto:
100g dry pasta per person (we used fusilli pasta)
50g peas per person
20g crumbled feta cheese per person
1 heaped tbsp of Pomora pea and mint pesto per person
INSTRUCTIONS - Pasta with Peas, Feta and Pomora Pea and Mint Pesto:
Cook the pasta in boiling water for 8-10 minutes.
Put the frozen peas in a pan, pour over boiling water and bring back to the boil. As soon as the water is boiling again, strain immediately.
Mix the pasta, cooked peas, feta cheese and pesto together ensuring the pesto coats all the ingredients and serve.