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Spring Linguine with Basil

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total time 32 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Ring in the spring season with this easy and delicious pasta entrée. Fresh green peas and basil add fantastic flavor to fresh linguine.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 324
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 4.4 g
  • monofat 5.1 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 13.2 g
  • carbohydrate 41.4 g
  • fiber 4.5 g
  • cholesterol 63 mg
  • iron 2.9 mg
  • sodium 467 mg
  • calcium 135 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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Cook's Notes

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