For the Pesto:


  1. To make the pesto, place garlic, salt and pistachios in the bowl of a food processor and blend to form a paste.
  2. Add the artichokes and peas and blend to form a rough paste.
  3. Add the basil and pulse to combine.
  4. Add the parmesan and drizzle in the olive oil with the motor running to combine.
  5. Into a pot of boiling salted water, add the pasta and cook as per packet directions. Reserve one cup of pasta water.
  6. Heat a large frypan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and fry the pancetta for 1 minute.
  7. Add the peas.
  8. Add the cooked pasta to the frypan along with the pesto and toss well to combine, adding a little pasta water to loosen the sauce if required.
  9. Garish with basil leaves before serving and enjoying with family and friends!