Spinach Pesto Pasta with Spring Peas

Spring leafy greens and fresh peas make a flavorful pesto pasta dish

Directions:

In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook pasta according to package instructions.

While pasta is cooking, prepare pesto. Blend all pesto ingredients (except oil) in a food processor until just combined. Slowly pour in olive oil from the top of the food processor. Do not over blend.

In a small pot of salted boiling water, boil peas until just tender for 1-2 minutes and immediately rinse with cold water. Evenly incorporate pesto, white beans, Parmesan​, and spring peas amongst the pasta. Gently toss to mix.

Right before serving, add diced tomato to pasta as optional garnish.

From Wellness in the Schools, a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better.