Summer pasta with peas & mint

Summer pasta with peas & mint

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 200g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    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
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
    Mustard

    Mustard

    muss-tard

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

  • 20g pack fresh mint, roughly chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

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

Method

  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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Sylwianna
7th Jul, 2014
5.05
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.
tamaragilder
15th Jun, 2011
5.05
Lovely and really easy.
kunikom
21st Oct, 2009
5.05
Dead easy and very fresh. Perfect for the after-work supper.
bethocallaghan
5th Aug, 2009
5.05
I really liked this - I added a crushed clove of garlic to the sauce as well.
mocha17000
26th Aug, 2008
5.05
very nice especially with the hint of lemon
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