Fresh mix of herbs over crisp veggies and tender pasta finished off with a squeeze of lemon juice, this Herb Green Bean and Pea Pasta sings Spring.
The weather has been all over the place here in Texas lately. One day it’s sunny and near 80, the next we need coats and scarves. We’re lucky we are not to knee-deep in snow, I guess. One thing for sure, I’m looking forward to the start of Spring. Life has been super busy for me, but I just had to share this quick, easy, fresh and delicious recipe you. Just may put you in a Springtime frame of mind.
This Herb Green Bean and Pea Pasta is one of my springtime favorites.
What a combination of fresh green beans, peas and pasta.
Add a mix of fresh tarragon, thyme and flat leaf parsley for explosive flavor. The fresh flavors and textures make this dish a win for any spring brunch.
It comes together in under 30 minutes, leaving you more time to spend with your guest. Don’t want pasta, serve the veggies as a side dish.
Start with fresh green beans and peas, sauté, add fresh herbs and seasonings, toss with pasta, sprinkle with a bit of lemon juice and that’s it.
- 12 ozs. of uncooked spaghetti pasta
- 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 lb. fresh green beans, cut into 1 to 2 inch size
- 1 lb. fresh green peas
- 2 teaspoons chopped tarragon
- 2 teaspoons chopped thyme
- 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
- 1 ⅓ cup vegetable stock
- salt to taste
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- shredded parmesan cheese
- Fresh lemon
- Cook pasta until all dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté 1 to 2 minutes, add garlic to the pan and continue to sauté until fragrant, about one minute.
- Add green beans, peas, herbs and a dash of salt to skillet and continue to sauté 1 to 2 minutes, add additional oil to pan if needed.
- Pour vegetable stock over veggies, stir and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are tender.
- Toss veggies and pasta together in a large bowl, taste, add more salt as needed. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and toss once more.
- Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and additional herbs, serve while hot.
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