Summer pasta with peas & mint

Summer pasta with peas & mint

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Low fat, but high in taste - make the most of summer's pea bounty with this light pasta dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal457
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs79g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre6g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.17g
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  • 400g spaghetti
  • 200g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • squeeze lemon juice



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…

  • 20g pack fresh mint, roughly chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. Boil the spaghetti according to pack instructions and, when you have just 2 mins cooking time left, throw in the peas.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and mustard together, then season with salt, if you like, and pepper. Drain the pasta, reserving a couple of tbsps of the cooking water and return to the pan. Stir the reserved cooking water, olive oil mixture and mint through the pasta, then serve.

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7th Jul, 2014
Delicious, quick and easy. Fusilli pasta, a little less mustard, a bit more lemon and mint, and freshly ground pepper worked for me. Also added some asparagus as I had to use it up. Makes a great, green summer lunch.
15th Jun, 2011
Lovely and really easy.
21st Oct, 2009
Dead easy and very fresh. Perfect for the after-work supper.
5th Aug, 2009
I really liked this - I added a crushed clove of garlic to the sauce as well.
Oli Wilson-Nunn
26th Aug, 2008
very nice especially with the hint of lemon
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