Saturday, March 7, 2015

Pasta, Pesto, and Peas - The Perfect Dish for Spring

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Several months ago when I helped with the Denim and Diamonds Charity Auction, the caterers served this delicious dish of pasta, pesto, and peas.  My daughter and I loved it so we came home and created our own version.

Basically, it's just five ingredients:  farfelle (bowtie) pasta, pesto, mayo, frozen peas, and parmesan cheese for a topping.  The taste, however, is anything but basic.  It's like a taste of spring in each bite.  Very fresh and light.

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Simply prepare the pasta according to the directions on the box and drain.  Gently stir in the frozen peas, that have been thawed.

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Allow the peas and pasta to cool while you mix together the mayo and pesto.  Combine the two well, adding salt and pepper to taste.

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Gently stir the pesto/mayo into the peas and pasta.  Wow, this is becoming a tongue twister!

You're now ready to enjoy or refrigerate it for later!

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And, just because it's almost St. Patrick's Day, and this pasta, pesto, and peas dish would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day (just to add more p's to the story), I garnished this dish with a sprig of parsley!

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Here's a copy of the recipe to print...(gah! another p word!)

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Thanks for stopping by and God bless!!

Pangie...I mean Angie!

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7 comments:

  1. Yum!! This looks delish! We love pasta and dishes that are quick and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love pesto and love pasta, so this is definitely going on the list for next week! Perfect for spring ~ thanks for sharing Angie :) Bwg ~~~

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    1. Great Bwg! I hope you enjoy it like we do :)

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  3. Angie, this looks so yummy and easy to make after working during the week too. Will have to try it xo Lisa

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    1. Yes! It's quick and easy...perfect for a busy week :) Thanks Lisa!~

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  4. Angie, this looks really good. It would be perfect to take on a picnic too. Love all that green, yum! Hugs, Coco

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