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Pasta with Peas and Basil Garlic Scape Pesto is a great meal to throw together in a jiffy! If your schedule gets crazy like ours does here at Driftless Organics, prepare the pesto ahead of time and make this an even speedier meal!

Pasta with Peas & Basil Garlic Scape Pesto
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Author: Dani Lind
Serves: 4-6
A quick summertime pasta dish. Some of that lovely salad mix would be nice on the side!
  • 1lb. pasta of choice
  • 3/4 lb. snap or snow peas (about the amount in your box)
  • 2 c. basil, loosely packed
  • 1/2 c. garlic scapes, chopped
  • 1/4 c. sunflower oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 c. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 c. pine nuts or walnuts
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. For pesto: In food processor (or blender) pulse scapes, parmesan, nuts, salt, & pepper until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add basil & then oil & pulse a few times more. Don’t puree it – it should be somewhat coarse. Set aside.
  3. Cook pasta in salted water.
  4. When pasta is almost done, add the peas and cook for another 2 minutes. Drain, rinse, and pour into a large serving bowl & toss with pesto.
  5. Add more oil & salt if necessary.
  6. Garnish with basil leaves, parmesan, or pine nuts.


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