smashed pea & mint pesto

As promised, here is another recipe I made for Cait’s bridal shower. I saw the recipe on The Kitchn last week, and decided to make it for the shower as it requires only 5 ingredients. And, I happened to have all 5 ingredients onhand (bonus points for me having a stocked pantry?)!

While The Kitchn calls this a ‘bruschetta’ I think it more resembles a pesto, and so I’m calling it a pesto. Whatever you feel like calling it, this is the perfect spring/summer appetizer. Its light, fresh, healthy, and oh-so-pretty to look at.

Smashed Pea & Mint Pesto
Adapted from Real Simple

1 bag of frozen shelled green peas, thawed
2 large sprigs of fresh mint (about 2 tbl, chopped)
Olive oil
Salt & fresh ground pepper

Lightly pulse the thawed peas and chopped mint in a food processor. Drizzle in olive oil, and pulse again for just a moment. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. And that’s it! Seriously, its that easy. (I’m sure one could do a lot of different variations on this recipe — add garlic, or lemon juice, or parsley, etc. But seriously, its delicious just as it is!)

2 Responses

  1. Cori says:

    Love the recipes Lindsay! I swear right now the only blogs I am keeping up on belong to “Strannigan” girls. I am passing this invite along for one of my bridal showers: yum!

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