Recipe: Princess and the Pea Pesto Pasta

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Princess and the Pea Pesto Pasta

Princess and the Pea Pesto Pasta

Ingredients

  • 250g frozen petit pois
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Large handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 50g flaked almonds, toasted in a dry frying pan
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Juice and zest of two lemons
  • Packet of watercress
  • Bunch of spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
  • Fusilli pasta
  • 75g feta cheese, cubed (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put the peas in a bowl and cover with boiling water.
  2. Drain after 5 minutes, place 3/4 into a jug, reserve the rest of the peas in a large serving bowl
  3. Add the garlic, mint and almonds, 1 tbsp. of oil and the lemon juice and zest to the peas in the jug
  4. Use a hand blender to whizz to a smooth paste, season to taste. If a little too thick, add a tbsp. of water
  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to packet directions
  6. Add the watercress and sliced spring onions to the serving bowl
  7. Drain the cooked pasta, add the pesto mix to the hot pasta and mix well
  8. Tip the pesto pasta into the serving bowl and enjoy topped with the cubed feta if using 🙂
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