Pasta with Pesto and Peas

When I was reviewing The List, I was surprised that I hadn’t blogged about this recipe yet, because I made it long before this blog was even imagined.  This is not your grandmother’s pasta salad.  I should know – I’ve perused enough old church cookbooks to know what your grandmother’s pasta salad probably contained.  The pesto gives this dish a nice, summery flavor, and it could easily be replicated in the dead of winter when you miss fresh basil, as pesto can be easily frozen.  It’s also a nice way to sneak some spinach into a dish without making it overly spinachy.  It could be combined with grilled chicken or salmon, served as a side dish at a barbecue, or just used as a meatless meal on its own, which is how we ate it.

Recipe from Barefoot Contessa Parties!

PS  It must be P week here.  First Peas with Pancetta and Pecorino, and now this.  Peter Piper picked a peck of…

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