Quick Pea Pesto Side Dish

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Zurie

This might be helpful when a kid sits staring at his helping of peas ...! Nice and easy! Adjust to your taste.

Top Review by loof751

This dish was a pleasant surprise - I expected it to be good but it's great! I used just a little lowfat milk to get the consistency I wanted. The mint and parsley made the peas taste so fresh and light. I didn't add nutmeg but did add a nice sprinkling of black pepper. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb peas, frozen (500 g)
  • 38 cup of fresh mint, chopped up (100 ml)
  • 38 cup fresh parsley, chopped up (100 ml)
  • salt (1/2 teaspoon if using flaky sea salt)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon cream, fresh (15 - 30 ml)


  1. Steam the peas without water if they're still frozen. I prefer the young, tender peas. Drain the peas in a sieve after cooking.
  2. Drain, put into food processor, and add the mint, parsley and salt.
  3. Depending on the consistency of the pea puree, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh cream, or more if you like.
  4. Ground nutmeg is an optional extra seasoning. Depending on taste, you might want to add more mint or/and parsley. This is a nutritious side dish.
  5. Great as a side with roast chicken or lamb.

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