Shake off Winter's Frost With The Sunshiny Flavor of Fresh Lemons!
When life hands you lemons, make some pasta! This month's delectable dish - Lemony Spring Peas & Pasta Salad - adds a little Spring to your dinner table, thanks to the bright flavor of fresh lemons. For even more citrusy flavor, add a couple spoonfuls of zest. Combine up to a quarter cup of fresh herbs of your choice, including chopped mint, thyme, chives, basil, and parsley. At just over 300 calories per serving, Dreamfields Penne Rigate pasta gives the dish a hearty texture without weighing you down.
Really love lemons? Then you'll love their health benefits, too! The lemon has antioxidants that may help fight inflammation in your body, and they are naturally packed with vitamin C to give your immune system a boost. They are also known to support healthy digestion and are considered nature's cleansers - in your liver, or to simply freshen your favorite cutting board.
Lemony Spring Peas & Pasta Salad
From the kitchen of Dreamfields Pasta
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
1/2 teaspoon salt
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)
- 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
- 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 6-8 servings.
Note: For herbs, use one or a combination of: chopped mint, thyme, chives, basil, parsley or other favorites.
Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 328 calories; 12 g protein; 16 g digestible carbohydrates*; 8 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 218 mg sodium; 9 g total dietary fiber.
*If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 56 g carbohydrate. For more information go to www.DreamfieldsFoods.com.
Why Give Dreamfields Pasta a try?
For some of us, pasta can no longer be on the menu. Like people with diabetes who need to watch their blood sugar. Or those on a low carb diet to manage weight. Happily, many who couldn’t eat pasta have discovered a new way to enjoy delicious pasta whenever they want. As long as the pasta they choose is Dreamfields Pasta.