Lemon & Pea Pasta Salad
This fresh lemon and pea pasta salad uses affordable and seasonal ingredients. It’s simple to make, healthy, and absolutely delicious!
Peas are a good source of plant-based protein and fiber to keep you fuller for longer and promote gut health. Lemons are low in sugar and contain vitamin C to boost immunity. Extra virgin olive oil contains heart-healthy fats and supports brain health. Brown rice pasta provides a healthy source of energy with a serving of whole grains.
1 box of brown rice pasta, cooked and chilled
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
3 green onions, sliced
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp lemon zest
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 TBSP shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
Feel free to make this recipe your own based on what you like or what you already have. You can use any type of pasta you want. Chickpea pasta is a good option to add extra protein. You can also add fresh herbs or spices like thyme, basil, or parsley. If you have fresh peas, that’s a great option too!
Step by Step Instructions
In a large pot over the stove, cook pasta according to box instructions; Allow to chill
Defrost peas and add to a large bowl with chilled pasta
Add green onions; Mix to combine
In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients; Pour over pasta salad and toss to coat
Optional to garnish with Parmesan cheese; Serve and enjoy!