Orecchiette with pea pesto and sausage
What’s not to love about pesto? I’d eat it with every meal if I could. Especially if you pour it over pasta and mix it with hot sausage!
This recipe is a riff on pesto, with lots of fresh basil, pistachios (instead of pine nuts!) and, yes, peas. The peas add the overall vibrancy of this pesto and pack even more nutritional punch. I like to use orecchiette in this recipe since the peas and sausage nestle into this shape so well, but I’d give it a try with rigatoni or any other shape that catches sauce. Finish this off with lots of freshly grated parm and lemon zest, and dinner is served.