Parsley Pistachio Pea Pesto Over Pasta Recipe




The five P's~ Parsley, Pistachio, Pea, Pesto, Pasta, wow try and say that fast~!!


Well we started out having this pesto for four, and got surprise guests at the last minute. I had just enough homemade egg noodles left for four, so out came some boxed pasta made seperate to fed the clan. Not a problem, just made another quick batch of pesto, and a pound of bow ties. So, they all got a little taste of the homemade pasta, but we ended up having both kinds to feed our company.

I kind of felt bad since everyone kept saying the homemade pasta was better than the dry pasta, a nice compliment, glad they got a little taste of the noodles.
So, we had a huge salad and some garlic knots to go along with the meal, and of course I had to make one of our favorite desserts Italian Lemon Cheesecake.

A great pasta dish, this is light dinner, but yet filling and so quick and easy.
2 cups frozen peas
1 cup fresh parsley leaves packed
1/2 cup pistachios, macadamia or walnuts
1/3 cup grated Parmesan plus more for serving
3 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and milled ground pepper
dash of cayenne pepper

Cook 1 cup of peas according to package. In food processor combine cooked peas, parsley, nuts, cheese, garlic and 2 tablespoons of water to form a paste. Slowly add oil until well blended add salt and peppers to taste.

In a large pot of salted water cook pasta to your preference, add the peas to the water just before pasta is done. Drain pasta and peas reserving 1 cup of water. Put pasta and peas back into the pot and toss with 3/4 cup of Parsley Pistachio Pesto sauce add enough pasta water to create a sauce ( freeze leftover sauce in ice cube trays for another time thaw before using ). Serve with more Parmesan and Parsley Garlic Butter on top.
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30 comments:

  1. Yum Claudia. You know, lately I haven't been that hungry due to the heat down here. But when it hits, I'm so incredibly ravenous that I want rich, delicious things like this pasta dish. I love that you used farfalle for some of it (one of my favorite pasta shapes)!

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  2. Fabulous pasta dish. Sounds like a wonderful dinner. Eating at your house must be a real treat.

    Cheers!

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  3. You always have something wonderful cooking in your kitchen. I sure wish we lived closer, lol! This sounds wonderful with the pistachios. I have never tried pasta with nuts before but I can imagine the richness they add.

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  4. What a tasty mix! Wonderful ^_^

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  5. Oh gorgeous photo Claudia! That looks so delicious, and I can tell you have been shooting outside, it does make a huge difference! what a beautiful pesto recipe! I love all the "P"s!

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  6. wonderful,wonderful pasta ,claudia!and i love first photo,ii is a real scene of art!

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  7. This all looks amazing. I can't wait to try some of your recipes. Yum Yum Yum!

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  8. Those 5-P's sound delicious. Love the first photo. It's making my mouth water.

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  9. I love EVERYTHING about this dish - yes, all those P's are just great!

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  10. I need to make homemade pasta noodles asap. i don't know what has been holding me back! This meal looks so amazing, I would dump so much parmesan on this! haha I love adding extra :)

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  11. Okay I just had dinner, and now I'm hungry again! This looks and sounds amazing- the garlic knots, the salad, and the lemon cheesecake. Oh man! I want to come to your house for dinner :o)

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  12. I love this five p's pasta! I never had a pistachio pesto - I bet it's delicious!

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  13. Wow this 5 Ps need a P-erfect thumb up, need visiting your house for dinner :)- Pasta Party!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  14. I sure love adding peas to my pasta too! Yum!

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  15. never thought of putting pistachios in pasta - how awesome is that....

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  16. A stunning pasta dish & everything looks so fresh & lovely!

    Yummmmmm,..

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  17. A most delicious combination of Ps!

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  18. Wow! Claudia... 5 Ps? Try 7... add:
    Perfection.
    Priceless.

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  19. What a wonderful pasta dish. Your food always looks mouthwatering! I really like the ingredients in your pesto!

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  20. You've pulled off playing with words and food with perfect panache! Oh the joyful palilogy of P!

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  21. Sounds wonderful, I would love to have a plateful right now :D

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  22. That is one grand pesto. Everything in it says "delicious." The entire dinner would make my family swoon. (And that's always fun!)

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  23. The pistachios would add a really nice flavor to this pasta. I'll bet your homemade noodles are wonderful!

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  24. Wow that looks like something I want to take a huge forkful of right now.

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  25. delicious flavours thank you for linking Claudia

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  26. Un pesto di piselli? ma è meravigliosooo :-)

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