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Healthy Spring Pea and Asparagus Pasta

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This healthy spring pea and asparagus pasta is bursting with seasonal flavor and is perfect for an easy week night dinner! Kid approved as well!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 box organic angel hair pasta, use gluten free if needed
  • 1 tbsp organic olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 cup asparagus, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional: grated parmesan to top

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauté pan, heat olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add in minced garlic and sauté on medium/low heat until slightly translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Bring heat to medium, and add in peas and asparagus. Cook until asparagus tips are wilted and skin is soft. 
  4. Add in chives, pine nuts, sea salt, and pepper, reduce heat to medium/low, and cook until aromatic.
  5. Remove pan from heat and cover to stay warm while cooking pasta.
  6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add pasta to the pot. 
  7. Follow pasta directions on box, add in a little sea salt and olive oil to keep pasta from sticking.
  8. Strain pasta in a colander and add pasta back to pot.
  9. Add in peas and asparagus to pot and toss until well combined.
  10. Divide into 4 bowls and top with parmesan and extra sea salt and pepper if desired.

Keywords: pasta, spring, peas, asparagus, how to cook asparagus, pasta with peas and asparagus, Italian

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