Perfect for kids this vegetable loaded healthy pasta with pesto, asparagus and peas, is delicious and the ideal option for when you feel lazy and little time but want an easy and comforting meal.
The extra vegetables in the recipe not only add fibers, but will make sure that you fill full and satisfied, meaning that in the end you will feel less need to snack after your meal and will fill fuller for longer.
The peas bring vegetables proteins that combined with the proteins of the pasta and Parmesan cheese create a ” complete protein” meaning that you will have all the essential amino-acids.
SUPER EASY TO MAKE
This pasta can be prepared as the typical one-pot meal, meaning that it requires less effort and that you will have fewer pots and pans to wash.
You simply add the frozen peas, to the pasta water first, let them cook for 10 min first, then salt the water and add the pasta with washed and cut asparagus.
In this way the veggies will cook togheter with pasta, and when you drain it you will drain the veggies too. It could not be easier then that. The pesto sauce, a sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil and the Parmesen will halp blend all the favour togheter to create an easy but delicious healthy pasta meal.
Serves 1 person | Ready in 18- 20 min
- 70 gr of fusilli pasta ( or any other pasta shape)
- 4 asparagus
- 2 tablespoons of frozen peas ( petit pois if you can )
- 1 tablespoon of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon of pesto sauce
- a sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil
Simply put some water to boil in pasta pot, add the frozen peas and let it cook for 10 min, then add the pasta and the asparagus cut into pieces.
Let it cook until the pasta is “al dente”, then drain it and place it in pasta bowl. Add the pesto and the freshly grated Parmesan, stir properly and then serve!
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE HEALTHY PASTA RECIPES
- Pasta with roasted aubergines
- Orecchiette with broccoli
- Tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks
- Spaghetti with king prawns, black olives and tomatoes
- One pot harissa chicken with carrots and courgettes
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