Spring Pea and Asparagus Pasta Recipe

Spring Pea and Asparagus Pasta Recipe

How To Make Spring Pea and Asparagus Pasta

Spring pea complements the minty, earthy taste of the asparagus in this asparagus pasta recipe. It’s a healthy vegetarian dish that you should try now.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1lbwhole grain pasta
  • 4tbspolive oil
  • 5shallots
  • 1asparagus
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 2cupsEnglish peas
  • 2/3cupParmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 2tsplemon zest
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • 1cupmixed herbs
  • 3/4cuppine nuts,toasted
  • sea salt,to taste
  • black pepper,freshly ground , to taste
  • pinchred pepper flakes,optional


  1. First, prep your vegetables. Then bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high heat.

  2. Cook the pasta for two minutes less than the package directions. Reserve 2 cups of the pasta water and drain the pasta.

  3. Heat the olive oil in your largest frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the shallots, season with salt and pepper, and cook until golden brown.

  4. Add the asparagus and garlic, season with salt, and cook until the asparagus is knife-tender and bright green.

  5. Stir in the peas and cook until the peas are bright green for about 2 minutes.

  6. Add the drained pasta to the pan along with 1 cup of the reserved pasta water. Toss to coat. Cook until the sauce starts to coat the pasta for about 2 minutes.

  7. Remove the pan from heat and transfer its contents to a large serving bowl. Add the cheese and butter and stir to coat.

  8. Add more pasta water as needed. The sauce should just cling to the pasta.

  9. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, and pine nuts. Taste and adjust seasonings as required.

  10. Grate some cheese over the top and garnish with freshly ground black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 653.32kcal
  • Fat: 30.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 80.32g
  • Fiber: 7.60g
  • Sugar: 7.57g
  • Protein: 23.98g
  • Cholesterol: 21.41mg
  • Sodium: 538.53mg
  • Calcium: 402.24mg
  • Potassium: 636.86mg
  • Iron: 14.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 99.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.84mg
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