Pasta with peas and lemon

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Indulging in a plant-based lifestyle doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour or missing out on comfort food favourites. In fact, it opens up a whole world of creative possibilities. Today, we’re diving into a delightful recipe that combines the creaminess of pasta, the vibrant sweetness of peas, and the zesty freshness of lemon. Ready? Let’s start!

Video recipe:

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 3-4

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INGREDIENTS:

🌱250 g short pasta

🌱250 g thawed peas

🌱4 Tbsp cashew cream

🌱100 ml pasta water

🌱1/2 onion

🌱3 cloves of garlic

🌱Zest & juice of a lemon

🌱Salt & pepper to taste

🌱 Fresh parsley to serve

How to prepare:

  • Start by sautéing the onion in olive oil until it becomes translucent.
  • Next, add the minced garlic and mix well, cooking for another minute or until fragrant.
  • Add the thawed peas to the pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook everything under a lid on low heat for approximately 10 minutes.
  • While the peas are cooking, boil the short pasta according to the package instructions.
  • Once the peas are tender, pour in the cashew cream and stir everything together.
  • To create a creamy sauce, add a bit of pasta water to the pan and mix until well combined.
  • Add the zest and juice of a lemon to the sauce, stirring to incorporate the fresh flavours.
  • Finally, add the cooked pasta to the pan with the peas and sauce, tossing to coat the pasta evenly. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and a dash of black pepper for added freshness and presentation.

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