Pea and Mint Pesto

Pea and Mint Pesto is an essential, easy vegan recipe for any plant-pusher! Give your pesto a Wicked twist with Chef Chad’s pea and mint hot take; expect a fresh and bright citrus kick, along with aromatic mint and sweetness from the peas. It’s fresh, punchy, and fragrant…and extremely versatile. The flavour combos are endless – make up a big batch and mix with a smashed avo for tasty avocado toast, stir into cooked pasta for a fun-packed lunch/meal prep feast, mix with Good Catch Tuna for a grab-and-go sandwich, or use as a dip for veggies! A batch of this will keep in the fridge for about 5 days. Crack out the food processor and let’s get going.



Serving suggestion for 2 slices of toast:

Serving suggestion for pesto pasta:


  1. Heat up a pan on medium-high heat. Prep onion and garlic while you wait.
  2. When hot, add a little oil (it should sizzle) and saute onion, seasoned with a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Add garlic when the onion starts to gain some colour. Shake the pan and add a little more oil to cook through, until onion is golden. Remove from heat.
  4. Prep your fresh herbs – pick leaves off basil and mint plants, removing all tough woody stems.
  5. Put onion and garlic in a food processor, along with the herbs, thawed peas, toasted pine nuts, chili flakes, lemon juice, lemon zest, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Pulse in the food processor, shaking it up (literally!) and adding olive oil while pulsing until you have a chunky texture (we aren’t going for smooth here).
  7. Empty into a big bowl, stir.

Serving suggestion:

Avocado Toast:

  1. Squeeze avocado out of the skin and mash with a 3 TBSP pesto, spoon onto 2 slices of toast, slice in half, and top with fresh mint leaves, fresh peas, and a drizzle of olive oil, fresh sliced chili to garnish.

Pesto Pasta:

  1. Combine pesto with cooked pasta, a little olive oil, toasted pine nuts, thawed peas, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Garnish with mint leaves.


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