Spring Pasta Recipe that Makes Me Happy
Springtime is such a pretty season. The gorgeous little flowers popping up in my yard give me hope that the weather around here WILL get warmer (and stay that way) soon.
My friends over at Dreamfields Pasta shared this lovely little recipe with me to share with you and I just couldn’t contain my excitement (after the first bite), so I created this little video to show you just how easy it is to make. Mind you, I ended up eating the entire bowl before my family even got home the night I prepared it, so I had to make it a second time and it was just as good the second time around.
Here’s the video and down below is the printed recipe for you to give it a try yourself.
LEMONY SPRING PEAS & PASTA SALAD
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate
2 cups sugar snap peas
2 cups fresh or frozen green peas
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups baby greens (arugula, spinach or a blend)
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (optional, see note)
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Additional lemon zest (optional)
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding sugar snap and green peas during last 3
minutes of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Place in large bowl.
2. Meanwhile, combine lemon juice, zest and salt in small bowl. Whisk in oil. Toss with pasta and
peas. Gently toss in greens and herbs, if using. Garnish with shaved Parmesan and additional
zest, if desired.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Note: For herbs, use one or a combination of: chopped mint, thyme, chives, basil, parsley or other
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