Almond-Pea Pesto Pasta

Recipe by She-Thing
READY IN: 17mins


  • 1
    lb penne or 1 lb other short pasta
  • 2
    (10 ounce) packages frozen peas (thawed)
  • 12
    cup blanched almond
  • 1 - 1 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    lemon (zest and juice)
  • 14


  • Boil a large pot of salted water, and cook pasta according to directions. When there are about 2 minutes left on pasta, add one of the packages of peas.
  • Drain the pasta except for about 1 cup of water, and then return the pasta and water to the pot.
  • In a food processor grind the almonds.
  • Now add the lemon zest and juice to the to almonds, along with the remaining package of peas, and the salt. Process again. You might have to scrape it down the sides after a minute to make sure it mixes evenly. If the taste is too strong, add more peas.
  • Add the olive oil and process again.
  • Now add the the sauce to the pasta, tossing it well and adding water as needed. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy!