Easy Fresh Spring Pea Pesto Recipes (with video)

Easy Fresh Spring Pea Pesto Recipes call for a springtime twist on sweet fresh peas and fresh herbs, for the best homemade pesto.

Seared Scallops Over Pea Pesto With Ribboned Carrots
Seared Scallops Over Pea Pesto With Ribboned Carrots

Green Peas For A Creamy Pesto Sauce

I can think of so many recipes to incorporate a fresh pea pesto recipe. 

Toss with cooked pasta, on busy weekdays, for a quick dinner of pea pesto pasta. 

Spread on a plate with perfectly sautéed scallops on top and a few homegrown pea shoots

Dirt To Dish Cookbook

Like I said, I can think of lots of recipes utilizing a delicious pesto mixture, so let’s get to the grocery store, farmers markets or your backyard and make some!

Fresh Spring Pea Pesto
Fresh Spring Pea Pesto

What Goes Into A Fresh Spring Pesto?

Of course, fresh spring ingredients!

Every year, when springtime inspires my cooking, I go out to my garden for simple ingredients and whip up great meals. 

Many variation of a an easy pea pesto can include fresh basil, fresh or frozen peas and a few ingredients you probably already have. 

Fresh Peas

For an extra measure of protein, to an already delicious pea pesto, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, almonds or walnuts can be added. 

Toss in a little parmesan cheese, just before serving, and you can take simple recipes and make them memorable. 

Pea Pesto Appetizers

One of my favorite ways to serve appetizers in spring and summer, is a pea mint pesto in a Wonton Cup with one shrimp per cup!

The only thing you need is to take wonton wrappers, pressed into muffin tins, bake for a few minutes and serve with a few tablespoons of the prepared pesto and a cooked shrimp. 

What could be better, unless you simply schmear the pesto on crostini or pita bread!

Shrimp pea pesto wonton cups
Shrimp and Pea Pest In Wonton Cups

Easy Spring Pea Hummus

Having grown up making and eating hummus I’ve discovered numerous ways to make it different from the traditional hummus I grew up with. 

Actually, I find hummus and pesto to be similar, simply by swapping legumes for nuts and some sweet peas. 

I often serve a spring pea pesto, with lots of lemon juice and garlic, alongside homemade pita flatbread, and a glass of sparkling mint water, poolside all summer!

Peas planted with my grandchildren are happy peas!
Peas I Plant With My Grandchildren Are Happy Peas!

Kids And Peas

So you say your kids don’t like to eat their greens?

Having grown fresh peas for the first time one summer, my grandkids had fun picking and opening the pods with me. 

When they saw how much fun it was to grow and harvest peas, and not just buy them as the grocery store, they had a new interest. 

Once I dropped them in boiling water for a few minutes, cooled and drizzled a bit of melted butter, they tasted them and realized how delicious peas are. 

Kids peas
Kids Peas

How To Make Spring Pea Pesto

Once the peas have been blanched, only enough to soften them (never cook the bright flavor out of them), the rest just happens in a food processor. 

Toss all the ingredients into a blender or processor, and whirl until pureed. 

Pea pesto is then ready for a variety of recipes or simply freeze in small batches for future use. 

My Garden To Table Lifestyle

Ingredients Needed

  • Fresh Peas
  • Garlic
  • Spring onion
  • Chili
  • Mint
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
Minted pea pesto
Minted Spring Pea Pesto

Equipment Needed

  • Sauce pan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Garlic press
  • Citrus press
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Food processor or blender
  • Stovetop or burner
Come Into My Pea Garden!
Easy Fresh Spring Pea Pesto Recipes

Easy Fresh Spring Pea Pesto

Sweet homegrown garden peas, mint, spring onions, garlic and homegrown chilis. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranen
Keyword: Garden Pea Pesto
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • Food processor
  • Small saucepan


  • 1 cup Fresh Peas
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 Spring onions
  • 1 small Fresh Chili or pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice and 1 small peel
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 2 cups water boiling


  • In a medium size saucepan, over medium-high heat, drop the peas in to blanch for just a few minutes. 
  • Drain and transfer to a food processor, along with the remaining ingredients. Puree until smooth. 
  • The pea pesto is ready to serve, use with other recipes, or can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve. 


Easy Spring Pea Pesto With Scallops
Easy Spring Pea Pesto With Scallops
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