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The unbeatable combo of spring veggies with pasta tossed in a creamy green pea pesto makes this drool-worthy spring pasta one of my favorites.

Spring Pasta (Pasta Primavera)

This delectably light Pasta Primavera, uses a creamy green pea pesto and a garden of vegetables like snap peas, spring onions, and asparagus to update this classic spring pasta.
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Pasta, Vegetable
Diet Low Sugar, Pescatarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients

  • 90 grams snap peas
  • 90 grams asparagus (trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 75 grams spring onions (sliced)
  • 220 grams Rotini (or other curvy pasta)
  • 1 batch Green Pea Pesto
  • sage flowers (optional, for garnish)
  • arugula flowers (optional, for garnish)
  • chervil (optional, for garnish)
  • uni (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Make a batch of Green Pea Pesto.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare a bowl of ice water.
  3. Blanch the asparagus and snap peas for 20 seconds and then use a slotted spoon to transfer them to the ice bath to chill. Drain well.
  4. In the water, you used to blanch the vegetables, boil the pasta for one minute less than the package directions.
  5. Slice the blanched snap peas in half at an angle.
  6. When the pasta has 3 minutes left, start heating 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat until hot. Add the onions and saute until translucent, but still crisp (about a minute).
    Spring onions in a frying pan with olive oil for making spring pasta.
  7. Add the blanched snap peas and asparagus and toss to heat through. Season with salt and pepper.
    Spring onions, snap peas, and asparagus in a frying pan, for spring pasta.
  8. When the pasta is done, drain and add to the pan with the snap peas and asparagus. Add the pesto and toss to coat evenly (you may not need all of the pesto).
    Rotini pasta tossed with green pea pesto, snap peas, spring onions and asparagus in a frying pan.
  9. Plate the spring pasta and top with the sage flowers, arugula flowers, chervil and uni)
Nutrition Facts
Spring Pasta (Pasta Primavera)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 353mg10%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 24.4mg30%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.