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Pea Pesto

Pea Pesto

24 Ratings
24 Ratings
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Makes: 8 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Enjoy this gorgeous, bright, green pesto on your favorite protein food or pasta. 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen peas (can also use fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup spinach (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

1. For the pesto, add peas, Parmesan cheese, basil, spinach, walnuts and garlic into a food processor or blender.

2. Add in water, oil, salt and pepper. Blend until the ingredients are combined to form a thick sauce.

3. Place pesto in an airtight container. Refrigerate until needed.

Notes

  • If using canned peas and spinach, remember to rinse them to lower salt content.
  • Great served over vegetables or pasta - serve hot or cold.
  • Switch out mayonnaise for pesto on sandwiches.
  • Try as a dip with carrots and broccoli.

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Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 147
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 160 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 82 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 93 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 147
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Linoleic Acid 4 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.8 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 3 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 4 g
Minerals
Calcium 82 mg
Potassium 93 mg
Sodium 160 mg
Copper 162 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 24 mg
Phosphorus 81 mg
Selenium 2 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 57 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0.1 mcg
Vitamin C 4 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 40 mcg
Folate 29 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 0 mg
Choline 10 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/4 cups
Protein Foods 1/2 ounces
Dairy 1/4 cups

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Spinach is not listed in the ingredients list or it should mention that it is optional. <br/>It tastes somewhat to salty. <br/>
10/08/14
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