This light pasta dish is bursting with the fresh green goodness of cilantro and tender sweet peas. A nice change of pace from traditional red or heavy cream sauces, its light dressing is made from extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese, with a hint of red pepper added for kick.
Green Pea Cilantro Pasta
9 oz. penne or pasta of choice
1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas, thawed
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup torn fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1. Cook pasta in a large pot of water according to package directions. Drain and transfer pasta to a large bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients. Gently toss to combine.
3. Serve warm.
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