The walnuts bring the creaminess you'd expect from pesto but with none of the dairy! It's versatile and quick to make and can easily transform any dish. Just throw this pea and walnut pesto on some hot pasta, cold pasta, salad, or pizza for a salty, creamy topping!

6-Ingredient Pea and Walnut Pesto [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons raw walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine peas with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Strain the peas and add to food processor along with other ingredients and puree until all ingredients are combined.
  2. Serve right away or store in refrigerator in airtight container for up to a week. 


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