peas & pasta, garlicky yogurt sauce, smoky chile walnuts

peas & pasta, yogurt sauce, smoky walnuts
peas & pasta
pea sprouts, basil, feta
garlicky yogurt sauce, smoky chile walnuts

peas & pasta, garlicky yogurt sauce, smoky chile walnuts

Color, texture, aroma, flavor – it’s all here in this delightful pasta bowl. Beautiful green peas and fresh pea sprouts, summery herbaceous basil, toasty walnuts cooked with hot chile and smoky paprika, a garlicky creamy yogurt sauce, briny tangy feta. Nope, nothing’s missing.

peas & pasta recipe

peas & pasta, garlicky yogurt sauce, smoky chile walnuts

Cook a chunky-shaped pasta to al dente. I used mezzi rigatoni. Chef Yotam Ottolenghi uses conchiglie. This recipe is adapted from his fabulous cookbook Jerusalem.

Cook peas (frozen or fresh) in boiling salted water. Blanch pea sprouts. Chiffonade several basil leaves.

peas & pasta, garlicky yogurt sauce, smoky chile walnuts

Mix Greek yogurt with olive oil and minced garlic to make the sauce.

Heat olive oil in a pan, add red chile flakes and smoked paprika. Add walnuts and cook until the walnuts are toasty and coated with the red chile oil.

peas & pasta, garlicky yogurt sauce, smoky chile walnuts
To assemble: place peas and pasta in a bowl, season with salt and white pepper. Spoon yogurt sauce over the top. Sprinkle with basil, top with crumbled feta, pea sprouts, smoky walnuts and the chile oil.

 peas & pasta, garlicky yogurt sauce, smoky chile walnuts

It’s one of those pasta dishes that never gets boring (if there is such a thing). I’ve made it with rotini too.

Summer Fest continues…this week featuring PEAS

food network summer fest

Summer Fest is a season long franchise where Food Network editors team up with bloggers to share recipes about everyone’s favorite summertime fruits and vegetables. Be sure to check out the Pinterest Board with over 90,000 followers called Let’s Pull Up A Chair! And if that Peas & Pasta recipe got you longing for sweet-light-simple green peas, you might enjoy taking a peek at other pea-centric dishes from my friends below…

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super moon over san pedro
Super Moon over San Pedro

I leave you with images of the super-moon from my deck, looking out to the Pacific over Angel’s Gate Lighthouse last Sunday night.

19 thoughts on “peas & pasta, garlicky yogurt sauce, smoky chile walnuts”

  1. I had to comment on the picture of the super moon! i live in san pedro too and the view off my deck looks out on to the Vincent Thomas Bridge. It looked like we could touch the moon! Your pics are great and the pasta looks very good

  2. Loved this post, Lori, and I’m intriqued by the peas and pasta combo, Ottolenghi-style. I live in the mountains of Colorado so I won’t be getting fresh peas anytime soonl Frozen works for me. I’ve just pulled down “Jerusalem” from my book shelf and know this is something I will try. Thank you.

    1. Hi Mary – We love Ottolenghi! And believe it or not, I have better luck with frozen petite peas, the fresh ones always seem too starchy, maybe I should try fresh-picked ones from the farmers market, rather than the ones at the grocery store.
      Say hello to my old stomping grounds, Aspen. Love Aspen in the summer!

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