Sometimes I look back through the archives of the blog & realize that while I typically do not share more than a couple of new recipes per month, the recipes that I do share are really special to me. For example, I posted my recipe for pea & pistachio pesto here a couple of years ago. And the other day I was contemplating how this recipe really deserves more attention! Because my pea & pistachio pesto is such a versatile condiment, I wanted to show you a unique way that you can use it in this pea & pistachio pesto pasta!
quick & easy meals ftw
I am filing this recipe under the quick & easy category because in the time it takes to make the pea & pistachio pesto, you can have your pasta boiled and you are just a few minutes away from a beautiful meal! You can read all about how my pea & pistachio pesto came to be here. To summarize, this pea & pistachio pesto has everything about a recipe that I love. It has savory notes, sweet notes, varying textures and can be used in so many different ways! It is a great staple to have in your refrigerator waiting to be used in meals throughout the week. We have used it on toast with dollops of ricotta or goat cheese and a poached egg for breakfast. And in salads, wraps or sandwiches for lunch. Today I am showing you how to turn it into an incredible pasta dish!
The process of making this pea & pistachio pesto pasta could not be any easier! To a saucepan, you simply add a big scoop of the pesto along with al dente spaghetti & reserved pasta water. You cook this mixture over medium heat, stirring until you have achieved a creamy texture. We like to top ours off with burrata, salt & pepper, lemon zest & olive oil. For a dairy-free version, you can simply substitute the parmesan cheese with a bit of nutritional yeast & the burrata with some vegan ricotta!
We all need more quick, simple & delicious meals in our life, especially as the busy holiday season approaches. And this pea & pistachio pesto pasta is just that! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do, and as always, if you make this recipe, please let me know what you think – your feedback means so much!
more pea & pistachio pesto inspiration:
PEA & PISTACHIO PIZZA RECIPE from Matthew Flores of Bite on Bytes