Asparagus and pea pasta

    30 min

    Mint and basil are combined with asparagus, peas and fettuccine pasta in this light summer meal. Goes great with barbecued or grilled salmon and a glass of crisp Riesling!

    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 450g fettuccine pasta
    • 450g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 4cm pieces
    • 150g frozen peas
    • 85g freshly chopped basil
    • 25g freshly chopped mint
    • 30g freshly chopped parsley (optional)
    • 120g crumbled feta cheese
    • 3 scallions, chopped (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to the boil. Stir in the fettuccine, bring back to the boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.
    2. While fettuccine is boiling, place asparagus and peas into a steamer insert and place insert over the pot of fettuccine. Steam vegetables until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove steamer insert and drain fettuccine.
    3. Combine fettuccine, asparagus, peas, basil, mint, parsley, feta cheese, scallions and olive oil together in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

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    I have made this recipe as it is unlike the other reviewers. I love it just the way it is. Delicious. Only the food processing of herbs takes a little time.  -  30 Jun 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We loved in and thought it was great. I didn't have enough asparagus so I added fresh green beans and broccoli from our garden. I also used blue cheese, which is my favorite. The texture and the variety of taste is wonderful. The joining of mint and basil is the success of this dish. And just about anything will compliment this recipe. When we served this as leftovers we topped it with a sweet, Italian dressing that really set it off. Definitely a keeper.  -  24 Jun 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Pretty good. Added some chicken so it was more of a meal.  -  04 Aug 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)