Green Pea Pesto

Another weekend..

Green Pea Pesto

Green Pea Pesto

another race. A 2011 New Year’s Resolution was to get a number for the 2012 New York Marathon. Sounds easy, right? Well, it’s not! One way to get in is to do 9 qualifying races sponsored by the New York Road Runners, and tomorrow will be number 6. Which means tonight’s a mellow night consisting of pasta, a movie and bed. I’ve been a fan of pesto since I was a kid, so I’m excited to try out this recipe for green pea pesto from Food Doodles. With ingredients like peas, chickpeas and parmesan, it seems like a great alternative to pasta and marinara sauce. Plus it’s got lots more protein and requires very little prep time, perfect for the warmer months.. check it out!

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 tsp salt plus more to taste
1/4 tsp pepper
1-2 cloves garlic
2-3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or small food processor. 
2. Blend until mixture is smooth.
3. Add about 1/2 a cup of water and mix. Adding more liquid for desired consistency. 
4. Serve over hot whole grain noodles and top with Parmesan cheese.

Photo: Food Doodles

-twentyeight

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