April 16, 2018
This pasta is perfect for an impromptu spring dinner with family and friends! The fresh pesto comes together quickly with a small food processor and delivers a wonderful depth of flavor. The peas, burrata cheese, Sun Gold tomatoes, fresh mint, and basil make a tasty and gorgeous garnish. Buon appetito!
Ingredients:1 lb Casarecce pasta (or whatever shape you prefer)1 cup frozen peas, thawed1 cup Sun Gold tomatoes, halved
Spring Pea Pesto Ingredients:1/2 cup frozen peas1/4 cup Parmesan cheese1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/2 cup olive oil1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves1 tablespoon packed fresh mint leavesjuice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)2 tablespoons pine nuts1 small clove fresh garlic
Garnish:8 oz burrata cheeseMint leavesBasil leaves, chiffonade
Directions:1. Prepare the pesto by pulsing all of the ingredients together in a small food processor.2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain, reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Cook the peas by bringing to a boil for 1-2 minutes, or until they turn bright green.3. Mix together the cooked pasta with the cooked peas, pesto, and fresh halved tomatoes. 4. Garnish with chunks of fresh burrata, mint leaves, and basil.
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