Ring in the spring season with this easy and delicious pasta entrée. Fresh green peas and basil add fantastic flavor to fresh linguine.
9 ounces uncooked fresh linguine
1 cup shelled fresh green peas
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
2 ounces shaved fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
How to Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add peas to pasta during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain pasta mixture in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup pasta liquid.
Heat oil and butter in pan over medium heat 1 minute or until butter melts. Remove from heat; stir in pasta mixture, reserved pasta water, juice, salt, and pepper; toss well.
Divide pasta mixture evenly among 4 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon basil and about 2 tablespoons cheese. Serve immediately.
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I kind of took the spring out of this recipe by using frozen peas, but I still thought this was a tasty meal. I used whole wheat linguine and served it with the spring vegetable skillet in the magazine. I also added tuna since I thought Hubs wouldn't be full from this. Extremely easy to make.
I really enjoyed this recipe. I thought it had a ton of flavor (mostly a lemony-basil taste). It definitely had a light spring/summer feel to it, which I love. I did use frozen peas and cooked them quickly in the microwave, let them cool a bit while prepping the rest of the meal and then made the recipe as is written. I'd highly recommend!
I really enjoyed this recipe, but I did make some changes to it, so I couldn't give it 5 stars. I used whole wheat pasta, I added garlic to the butter/oil mixture to give it more flavor, and I added some crushed red pepper at the end to add flavor as well. Other than that, I made as written. This is a simple dish, but it was very tasty. I would definitely make it again.
This was surprisingly delicious. With the few ingredients that it required I thought it was going to be bland and instead it was REALLY good. Costco generally sells large bags of fresh shelled peas which made it even quicker and easier. The FRESH pasta made the dish, I do not think it would have been nearly as good without it. Yum!
This is yummy! Very light and fresh. I ended up using frozen peas as I couldn't find any fresh peas and fresh whole wheat penne pasta that I found at Whole Foods which was great. Since there is no meat in this recipe I think having the boost of the whole pasta helped make it more filling. Will make again for sure.
Really good! Very fresh-tasting - don't substitute any of the fresh ingredients! We used whole-wheat fresh refrigerated linguine. The lemon was a little strong for me because I'm not a huge citrus fan but others loved it. Simple and fresh and fast. Served with a salad.