Summer pea pasta

Summer pea pasta

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
No time to cook? This light, fresh pasta dish is ready to eat in 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal462
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs82g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.03g


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 3 fat garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • zest 2 lemons



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

  • 400g pasta



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 200g fresh or frozen peas



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

  • 20g pack basil



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and cook the garlic and chilli for a couple of mins until very lightly golden. Stir in the zest.

  2. Cook the pasta, adding the peas for the final 2 mins. Drain, then tip everything back into the saucepan. Tip in the garlic, chilli and lemon, scraping in any bits stuck to the pan. Tear in the basil, season and add the remaining olive oil. Stir well.

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19th Feb, 2012
Great recipie although 3 big garlic cloves makes this dish extremly garlicky! Next time i'd use 1 or 2 max! Overall really good x
20th May, 2011
It was good, i added a bit of smoked bacon to it. But i think that there needs to be a bit of a sauce with this...would have been amazing with some kind of tomato sauce...
23rd Mar, 2011
i love family healthy recipes
8th Dec, 2010
we love this recipe it's quite perfect easily prepare for my family. thanks for sharing.. keep it up
13th Nov, 2010
I love this recipe. It's really quick and easy but I added a couple of courgette and a bit of lemon grass to make the lemon taste stronger. A red pepper instead of a chilli makes it less fiddily to make.
16th Aug, 2014
Do u have to add lemons zest
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2nd Sep, 2014
The lemon zest adds a fresh taste but it is not essential. Thanks.
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