27 March 2008

Pesto & Peas

I have gone very green with this pasta topping, to compliment some unusual spring onion tagliatelle I bought from the Herb Kitchen.


Pesto & Peas on Spring Onion Tagliatelle

Pesto

handful basil
handful pine nuts
1 clove garlic
4 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
5-6 tbsp olive oil
freshly ground black pepper



Whizz up all the ingredients in a blender. I quite like to toast the pine nuts first, to give them a bit of extra flavour.

Cook the tagliatelle until al dente. Add the peas to the pan a few minutes before the pasta is ready.

Drain the pasta & peas and toss in the pesto. Season and top with some grated parmesan.









14 comments:

  1. The pasta alone sound super! Fresh peas would send this dish over the top.

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  2. Pesto and fresh baby peas is one of my favorite springtime combinations, but I must find a similar pasta to properly make this. Thanks for posting!

    ~Vicci

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  3. Oh my goodness this looks amazing. Something so simple yet I can just imagine how great it tastes. And tagliatelle are an added bonus. =)

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  4. This looks wonderful Holler, so simple easy and delicious. I don't post enough pasta recipes as always disappointed with photos and your photos do this pasta dish great justice!!!!

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  5. Darling girl, we are inexpressibly pleased to see that you do not eat mushy peas... looks right tasty, this!

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  6. Just the perfect dish to welcome Spring...or in my case (it's snowing again) at least pretend it's here. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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  7. Nothing better than pesto and pasta! Peas are my favorite veggie so this dish is on the TOP! Neat pasta also. Could you actually taste the pasta? I so enjoy buying all different types of pasta!
    Have a great weekend Holler!

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  8. that looks sensational - love the cheery green colours! I get lazy with my pasta toppings too (especially when there is a jar of sauce nearby) and love presto pasta nights to help me think a bit more creatively

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  9. This looks beautiful! Very elegant.

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  10. Hi Peter The pasta was quite unusual in flavour, you could really taste the spring onions. I am glad I kept it simple.

    Hi Vicci, Thanks for visiting! The pasta sauce would be just as good on plain pasta, I think!

    Hello Romina, I only eat tagliatelle at home, I wouldn't dare order it in a restaurant, just in case it slapped me in the chin, while I was eating it!

    Thanks Pixie! No Marmite here!

    Hi Tadmack, Ping, there go the assumptions again! Although I am just as guilty of them! I don't actually like mushy peas. But, I could arrange some mushy peas for you, next time we meet, he he!

    Hi Ruth, a gorgeous line up as usual!

    I hope your snow leaves soon!

    Hi Deb, I am having a good weekend so far! We went out to a lovely italian restaurant last night! I hope you are having a good weekend too!

    And, you could really taste the spring onions in the pasta!

    I am like you Johanna, I have a jar of sauce in the cupboard for standby, but I usually just induldge in making a mushroom sauce or Graham's favourite tomato & chilli sauce.

    Thank you Vicarious Foodie, I loved your Baked Penne with Roast Vegetables! Yum!

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  11. What an absolutely gorgeous photo--I love the look of this, so fresh and green! I'm sure the peas and pesto together are just perfect.

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  12. Thanks Ricki, it was lovely and fresh tasting pasta!

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  13. That spring onion tagliatelle sounds really interesting. Serving it with pesto and peas sounds tasty.

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  14. Ooo wow spring onion tagliatelle! I've never seen anything like that. Looks and sounds yummy - great way to prepare it! I love peas and pesto.

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