In a few easy steps, you can prepare a yummy pasta dish full of taste and texture. It is rich in fibres and healthy. Blended cooked peas make a smooth and rich cream that goes wonderfully with pasta, while nutmeg and parsley balance the sweetness of the peas. Using wholemeal pasta adds even more flavor to the dish. This is a lovely recipe to prepare for lunch or a pic-nic.
|of which Sugars||5.7g||6.4%|
|of which Saturates||1.1g||5.6%|
- carbs 64%
- sugars 7%
- fats 9%
- saturates 1%
- proteins 15%
- fibers 12%
ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens, see ingredients in bold
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil|
Add water to a large pan and bring to the boil. In a separate medium-sized pot heat the oil and add the onion finely chopped. Caramelize the onion on medium heat for about 6-7 minutes or until it turns transparent and lightly golden.
Add the peas, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and parsley to the onions. Stir and fry for a couple of minutes, then add water to almost cover the peas. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
Once the peas are cooked, set almost half of them aside and blend the rest with a food processor or an immersion blender into a smooth cream. Add a bit of hot water if needed to reach the right consistency.
Add salt to taste to the pan of water, cook the pasta according to packet instructions, but drain it a couple of minutes before the end time. Place it in a saucepan with the creamy peas and the whole peas, stir and cook on high heat for two minutes. Serve with parmesan shavings.
Try to add some chilies for a more spicy flavor.
You can chop and roast cashew nuts and add them as a topping before serving for a crunchy twist.