Pasta with Pea, Sage & Pecorino Pesto

Notice how very green it is? It's beautiful, isn't it? Just by looking at its fresh green color, you almost feel rejuvenated. I just wish I can make my kids see it the same way as I do. Green repels the little beings at home, especially my 4-year old daughter who literally cries and leaves the kitchen when she sees anything green on the table. A single pea can take an hour to be eaten with a lot of tears. Sigh.

This is a very easy recipe to make with just one button to push in the mixer and you have dinner! The purists will scream, No! Pesto has to be pounded in a mortar and pestle with care. I've watched a chef demonstrate it to us in the pesto's birthplace in Liguria, Italy once and just watching her made my arm ache. She had the time, I don't have the time so I will go for shortcuts and use my machine at home. Avoiding the mortar and pestle alone actually saves me about 20 minutes.

I don't always wait for pea season to arrive to make this but if the pea season arrives, grab a lot and make this or other great recipes. They're wonderful to cook with! I always have the frozen spring peas. If I have this thing about always having fresh tomatoes in the vegetable bin, in the freezer, I panic when I don't see my stash of frozen peas. So with this recipe, I used the frozen peas but the sage came straight from my plant. Sage is an evergreen perennial plant so you will always have this great herb all year round. It doesn't require so much maintenance too. Mine doesn't complain when I don't take care of it so much and it's been thriving for years. Just remember that it loves the sun.

So after the Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Pine Nuts and Parmesan, here's another clean eating idea. You will love its refreshing taste and how fast you can prepare it. You don't need to pound in the mortar and pestle. Don't worry, it's our little secret. 

I created this Pasta with Pea, Sage & Pecorino Pesto recipe for She Knows so you will have to jump there. If you want to see the other recipes I have there, go to my Profile Page. Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

More Recipe Ideas for Pasta:

Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms & Datterini Tomatoes with Truffle Oil

Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Pine Nuts and Parmesan Shavings - See more at: