Yummy. This was very creamy and delicious. I thought the almonds gave it a rich, slightly smoky flavor which was nicely balanced by the peas and lemon. I did not find it to be too lemony. I actually added extra lemon juice after tasting it! I do not own a food processor either so I used my blender. I added the reserved cooking liquid to the mixture in the blender to help it move (instead of leaving it in the pot with the pasta). It worked beautifully. I will definitely make this again.
My family really enjoyed this dish, but my lemon was a bit strong. Would have been great had I not blended the sauce (I don't own a food processor).