Super Easy Pesto Snap Peas

Here's another recipe for your easy collection, or maybe your lazy collection.  Call it whichever you feel better about.  We had it for dinner tonight with some shrimp and both dishes were delicious.

Pesto snap peas with sweet and spicy shrimp.  

1 pound package of fresh snap peas
Ready made pesto.  You will
find this near the deli with the ready
made hummus and guacamole.  
1 container of pesto from the grocery store, like the kind by Buitoni
kosher salt to taste
black pepper to taste


  1. Bring  a large pot of water to a boil.  
  2. Add snap peas and cook until they turn a bright green color.  This will be 2-4 minutes.  
  3. Drain snap peas into a colander and then transfer to a large bowl.  
  4. Add 1/4 C pesto to the bowl while the peas are still warm.  
  5. Mix with a wooden spoon.  
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix again.  
  7. This dish can be served warm or cold.  Enjoy!  

Wasn't that easy?  I could tell you to make your own pesto in a food processor, but I don't own one!  I've been cooking for years and still don't see the need for another piece of equipment to wash take up space.    We're all about simplicity at the Kelly and awesome boyfriend house.  I buy so many ingredients for my  meals from fresh and cook at home A LOT, so I don't feel guilty about skipping a step here and there.

Make sure to measure your veggies!   Remember, you are allowed 2 cups of low impact veggies per day, and that measurement should be taken before cooking.  I LOVE cooked spinach but I just don't do it much on low carb because a cup of it cooks down to somewhere in the neighborhood of two bites.

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