Pasta with peas

Pasta with peas

nice ‘n’ easy



3 tbsp olive oil

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped

Zest of 2 lemons

400g pasta

200g fresh or frozen peas

20g pack fresh basil


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and cook the garlic and chilli for a couple of minutes until very lightly golden

Stir in the lemon zest

Cook the pasta, adding the peas for the final 2 minutes

Drain then tip everything back into the saucepan

Tip in the garlic chilli and lemon

Tear in the basil, season and add the remaining olive oil

Stir well


15 May, 2013

10 thoughts on “Pasta with peas

  1. That looks so easy. I can imagine using this recipe as a base and swapping/adding all sorts of things like flaked smoked fish, ham or asparagus, with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and watching The Big Bang Theory – heaven!

    1. This pasta dish will work with other foods too. If you like cooking, experimenting is a good way to sample other foods whilst introducing another take on the same dish.

      I am sure others will agree that after a hard day’s work it’s always nice to find time to relax!

  2. My girlfriend usually cooks pretty healthy so I don’t have to worry too much about it! It does sound like a great idea and I’ll make sure to pass it along!

  3. Just thought I’d post to say that I made this dish at lunchtime today, although I used smoked salmon and not the garlic.

    It was quite delicious, although the salmon was a little salty. I think it does this as it cooks, so I might try again, this time may be with broccoli or asparagus.

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