This Pea Pesto Pasta Salad Is the Perfect Dish to Ring in Spring
The delicate sweetness of fresh green peas makes this pasta salad super refreshing.
Classic pesto is a simple combination of nuts, greens, oil and cheese and offers a simple solution to dealing with bumper crops in the garden. In summer, it’s all about basil, but we get to use peas in spring. The delicate sweetness of fresh green peas balances out the otherwise herbaceous quality of the basil, the richness of the nuts and the salty Parmesan cheese, yielding a rich sauce you could eat by the spoonful. And while we certainly don’t judge, we prefer it tossed with whole-grain pasta, chickpeas and a mountain of veggies for colour and crunch.