Sweet Pea Pesto

Sweet Pea Pesto

Adapted from The Silver Palate New Basics Cookbook)
Total Time: 15 minutes  | Makes 1 jar

  • Ingredients
    1 cups fresh peas
    2 large handfuls pea tendrils, washed and dried
    1 small garlic clove
    ½ cup sunflower seeds
    ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
    ½ teaspoon sea salt
    ½ cup olive oil, divided, or as needed
    Zest and juice of one lemon (optional, the pesto will be sweeter without the lemon)
  • Instructions
    Add all ingredients plus ¼ cup of the olive oil to a food processor and pulse until mixture comes together, pushing down the mixture as you go along. Taste and adjust the proportions and seasonings, to your taste as necessary. Add more olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time, if pesto needs to be thinned out. You want it to be loose enough that it will lightly coat your noodles.
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