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Pea Pesto Recipe

This is such a clean and fresh tasting dip and it's so quick and easy to put together. Using defrosted frozen peas works great but if you have access to fresh spring peas it'll be even better. It's a great dip for just about everything, especially grilled sourdough bread, carrot and celery sticks, as well as roasted vegetable chips. It even works well as a topping on the Garlic Crostini Base.

Pea pesto dip

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Pea Pesto Recipe

  • Published: April 17, 2015
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Makes: About 750ml (3 cups) dip

Pea Pesto Ingredients

For the Pea Pesto

8g garlic, roughly chopped
30g lemon juice
45g grated parmesan cheese
50g olive oil
4g fresh basil
2g fresh tarragon
1g fresh mint
300g peas
Salt and pepper
0.1-0.4g xanthan gum, 0.1 - 0.4%

Pea Pesto Instructions

For the Pea Pesto

Add all the ingredients except the xanthan gum to a blender or food processor and process until it forms a smooth puree. Salt and pepper to taste then blend in the xanthan gum until it is the thickness you desire. It is ready to serve at this point but can benefit from resting in the refrigerator for a few hours for the flavors to fully meld.

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Pea Pesto Recipe

PT120M Ingredients: 8g garlic roughly chopped 30g lemon juice 45g grated parmesan cheese 50g olive oil 4g fresh basil 2g fresh tarragon 1g fresh mint 300g peas Salt and pepper 0.1-0.4g xanthan gum 0.1 - 0.4%
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This recipe makes a clean and fresh tasting pea pesto party dip that works great with just about everything including grilled sourdough bread, carrot and celery sticks and vegetable chips!
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