Several months ago when I helped with the Denim and Diamonds Charity Auction, the caterers served this delicious dish of pasta, pesto, and peas. My daughter and I loved it so we came home and created our own version.
Basically, it's just five ingredients: farfelle (bowtie) pasta, pesto, mayo, frozen peas, and parmesan cheese for a topping. The taste, however, is anything but basic. It's like a taste of spring in each bite. Very fresh and light.
Simply prepare the pasta according to the directions on the box and drain. Gently stir in the frozen peas, that have been thawed.
Allow the peas and pasta to cool while you mix together the mayo and pesto. Combine the two well, adding salt and pepper to taste.
Gently stir the pesto/mayo into the peas and pasta. Wow, this is becoming a tongue twister!
You're now ready to enjoy or refrigerate it for later!
And, just because it's almost St. Patrick's Day, and this pasta, pesto, and peas dish would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day (just to add more p's to the story), I garnished this dish with a sprig of parsley!
Here's a copy of the recipe to print...(gah! another p word!)
Pangie...I mean Angie!
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