Orecchiette with pesto and peas

When I saw a bag of basil at the farmer’s market labeled “perfect for pesto”, I couldn’t resist!

I started off by caramelizing some onions. While the onions were working away, I prepared the pesto. I started off with garlic, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. After letting my Cuisinart mince everything together, I added lots of fresh basil leaves, and then some yummy olive oil.

Next I added the peas to the caramelized onions, and then spooned in the cooked orecchiette. I put the pesto sauce in the pan, and mixed it all together. After adding a little of the pasta water to thin the sauce, the pasta was ready to serve. Yum!

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