Spinach & Pea Pesto Linguini with Three Cheeses


FROM - DelightfulDeliciousDelovely.com

Spinach & Pea Pesto Pasta with Three Cheeses

serves 2 (Use more pasta to feed however many you have.)

INGREDIENTS

4 packed cups fresh spinach
1 packed cup fresh basil
2 cup frozen peas - 1 cup for the pesto - 1 cup for the pasta
1/2 cup olive oil
water - 1/4 cup or more
2 oz goat cheese
2 oz feta cheese
(or 4 oz of either one - Goat or Feta)
Fresh mozzarella (the stuff stored in water) - to taste - diced
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tomato - diced (more if you are feeding more than 2)
fresh parsley - chopped
S&P to taste

1/2 lb dried pasta

DIRECTIONS

In a food processor blend the basil, spinach, garlic, olive oil, s&p, feta, goat cheese, 1 cup of peas - adding only as much water as you need to get the proper consistency.  

NOTE - This will make 2-3 cups of this pesto - FAR more than you need for 1/2 lb pasta (which serves 2 - in my opinion).  In fact - it is way more than you need for the whole box of pasta.  So - use the extra on crostinis or as a condiment on sandwiches or as a base to a pizza or for just more pasta.  

Cook your pasta according to the directions.  In the last minute or two - add 1 cup of the peas to the water.  Drain.

Put the pasta & cooked peas in a bowl & toss with a few tablespoons of the pesto.  Add more if you think it needs it.  Arrange the pasta on plates & top with a little more pesto, chopped tomato, chopped mozzarella & parsley.  And go heavy with the parsley.  It has a lovely, fresh taste & is not just a garnish!!!  :-)

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