The ultimate bowl to enjoy the Spring produce; Spring Pasta bowl, starring Green Peas and Lemons!
When I see a basket of fresh, delicious veggies, the first thing that comes to my mind is how I can use them in different recipes. And that justifies why I go crazy over crafting new recipes during the spring season – after all, it has so much variety to offer! And as much as I love creating new delicacies, I love sharing them with you all too (the more you share goodness, the better it is, right?). So let’s get started with this spring pasta loaded with green peas and a touch of lemon! Hope you enjoy this spring pasta bowl with peas & lemons!
The recipe I will be sharing today is an easy, healthy, and tasty recipe suitable for the whole family. So if you are running out of creative ideas for your kid’s dinner, I’m here to help! This is a super simple, legume-based spring pasta recipe with two key ingredients – green peas and lemons.
This healthy pea recipe is gluten-free yet as good as any other pasta you can find out there. So much so, your kids won’t be able to make out the difference at all! Also, it will show you how to cook English peas in a different, unusual way.
So, what is an easy fresh spring pea recipe? One that has loads of peas, a couple of other ingredients, and a dash of love to it. So before we start with the green pea recipe easy, let’s understand why I have chosen peas and lemon as the star ingredients in it:
With a fair amount of fiber and antioxidants, green peas are super tasty, nutritious, and healthy. The amazing part of peas is their almost-neutral taste. This gives you the flexibility to incorporate peas in different tastes and modify the intrinsic taste of peas as you wish to.
For plant-based eaters, peas are a great source of plant-based protein. This protein helps increase the level of certain hormones in your body, which help you stay full for a longer time. In the long run, this helps balance your body’s metabolism, helping you keep your weight in check.
Peas are also perfect for controlling and regulating blood sugar levels. They have a low glycemic index, as well as fiber and protein, which makes them beneficial for controlling high blood sugar. The fiber also contributes to better gut health and helps get rid of gastrointestinal disorders.
All of these properties of peas also work amazingly well to protect your body from chronic diseases.
Apart from adding a much-required zest to food, lemons also have a whole lot of other properties. Rich in vitamin C, fiber, and essential plant compounds, lemons contribute to keeping different parts of your body healthy.
They support heart health as well as work wonders to regulate cholesterol levels in your body. Consuming lemons whole is very beneficial to promote weight loss. The pectin in whole lemons keeps you full for a longer time, thus promoting weight loss.
Lemons also improve the absorption of iron in your body, helping to deal with and preventing anemia. The citric acid in lemon prevents the crystallization of waste products in the body and prevents the formation of kidney stones.
So let’s get started with the Spring Pasta recipe!
looking for other spring recipes? How about these ones?
- 3 oz legume-based pasta
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup broccoli chopped
- 2 artichoke hearts cleaned and chopped
- 1 red onion quartered lengthwise and sliced very thin crosswise
- 1/2 cup pencil-thin asparagus woody ends snapped off, and cut in bitte size pieces
- 2 cups English peas completely thawned if frozen
- 2/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 cup basil roughly chopped
- 3/4 cup pistachios shelled
- 1 lemon juiced
- Pink Himlayan Salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Cook the pasta follwing the package instructions and set aside.
- Meanhile heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Once is heated add the olive oil, and the red onion, season with salt, and cook until golden brown (about 5 minutes).
- Add the rest of the veggies except for the peas, and cook until bright green (about 3 minutes). Stir in the peas and cook until the peas also are bright green (about 2 minutes.) The veggies should be tender but crispy.
- Add the drained pasta to the pan. Remove the pan from heat and add the nutritional yeast, lemon juice, lemon zest if you want an extra citrus flavor, the pistachios, and the basil.
- Taste and adjust seasonings as required (add a pinch of salt, or more lemon juice if desired) Serve immediately.Enjoy!