Easy Pea Pesto

  • Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 Cups 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Modern


An easy 3-minute pea pesto recipe, perfect with pasta or as a spread on crostini. A healthy pesto recipe made without basil



  • 1.5 cups frozen peas
  • 35g parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ΒΌ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Defrost the peas if you are using frozen
  2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor
  3. Blitz until smooth
  4. If you want a more liquid consistency add a little more oil
  5. Store in an airtight container for 3 days in the fridge


  • Sunflower seeds can be substituted with unsalted cashew nuts or pine nuts
  • Try stirring through pasta for a quick vegetarian meal
  • Serve as a dip or as a spread on toast
  • You may like it seasoned with a little salt and pepper, but taste it first.

Keywords: Pesto, Peas, Healthy, Quick, Easy