• 1 ¼ cup Wattie's frozen Baby Peas
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup (70g) pine nuts
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Generous handful mint leaves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup cream
  • 300g dried spaghetti (gluten free, optional)
  • 100g bacon rashers, cooked and chopped
  1. Cook Wattie’s frozen Baby Peas according to bag instructions.
  2. Place 1 cup cooked peas, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, mint leaves and olive oil into a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper and salt if wished. Stir through cream.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions. Drain. To serve toss pesto through the spaghetti. Serve garnished with remaining peas and chopped, cooked bacon with a lemon wedge on the side.

Top Tips

  • The Pea and Mint Pesto (minus the cream) is delicious used in the following ways. Just simply:
    • Stir through mayonnaise and use as a dressing for a potato salad.
    • Toss pesto through boiled gourmet potatoes just before serving.
    • Serve the pea and mint pesto with roast lamb or grilled lamb chops.
    • Replace the mint with parsley to make a pea and parsley pesto.

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Reviews (12)

Grant's Rating
Tom's Review | Rating

Brilliant, so quick and easy and very tasty. Pesto will be used in other dishes as well.

Erin's Review | Rating

This was wonderfully quick and simple to make. I added spinach leaves to throw in some extra veg - just in the pasta water before I drained it to wilt them down. Delicious recipe and will use again. NB only 4 stars as we are a family of five and one child did not like it ... this happens with every meal - there is always one!

Emily's Review | Rating

This was delicious! We don’t eat bacon so I used roasted red peppers instead.

Kay's Review | Rating

I made this for lunch for a friend & I. It was delicious & she went home with the recipe

Tracey's Review | Rating

This is so simple and easy to cook. I always have these ingredients on hand. So good for last minute dinner. It is very tasty too

Georgia's Review | Rating

So yummy and easy!! Perfect for a quick weekday meal

sam Buchan's Review | Rating

so easy and tastes amazing. even the kids asked for seconds

Adalia Bergeron's Review | Rating

My family loved this, super delicious!

Chris Davis's Rating
jo hall's Review | Rating

super easy and delicious. Have made many times.

Xiaoqi's Review | Rating

fast, simple, yummy. thank you!