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Pasta with Pea Pesto

Pasta with Pea Pesto

From Jessica Seinfeld's Double Delicious

Pasta with Pea Pesto


  1. 2 cups peas, fresh or frozen
  1. ½ cup grated Parmesan
  1. ½ cup pine nuts
  1. 2 medium cloves garlic
  1. ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  1. 2 tablespoons water
  1. ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. 8 ounces whole-wheat penne or fusilli


1. For the pesto, blanch the peas in boiling water for 30 seconds, then shock them in cold water. Combine the peas and remaining ingredients in a food processor. Blend to form a thick sauce.

2. Season the chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Brown chicken on each side until cooked through, 5-6 minutes per side. Cool slightly, and cut into 1-inch cubes.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Toss with pesto and chicken and serve.

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