Sunday, January 24, 2010

pea pesto = yummy lunch

It's such an easy recipe and super yummy with a bowl of soup! Recipe is courtesy of Giada from the Food Network (I don't care what people say about her, everything I've to make has turned out great!). I will definitely be making more of this.
pea pesto on baugette

  • 10 oz package frozen peas, defrosted (I microwaved mine for about a minute)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • day old french bread or ciabatta bread
For the pea pesto: Pulse together the peas, garlic, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a food processor. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil until well combined, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

For the crostini: Preheat a stovetop griddle or grill pan on medium-high heat ( I toasted it, didn't want to wash another pan!). Brush both sides of the sliced bread with olive oil and grill until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the bread to a clean surface and spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of the prepared pesto on each slice.

pea pesto on baugette


  1. That is intriguing! I think I'll serve it with soup sometime soon.

  2. uh yummy!!! i heart giada 2! i don't know why she has so many haters?!

  3. i'm glad to hear you had success with this...i saw the episode where giada made the pesto and i wanted to try it myself!